Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 345–353 | Cite as

Learning Perfectionism and Learning Burnout in a Primary School Student Sample: A Test of a Learning-Stress Mediation Model

  • Hongfei Yang
  • Jiaying Chen
Original Paper


The relations among learning perfectionism, learning stress and learning burnout were examined among 552 primary school students from grade 3 to 6 with average age of 11.7 years (SD = 1.2; range 9–15 years). Results of multiple regression analysis indicated that learning stress partially mediated the relations between self-oriented learning perfectionism (SOLP) and three dimensions of learning burnout (i.e., negative emotional state, negative external evaluation and poor teacher-student relationship), and mother-prescribed learning perfectionism and three dimensions of learning burnout (i.e., negative emotional state, negative external evaluation and poor life quality). The results also indicated that learning stress fully mediated the relations between SOLP and poor life quality, and mother-prescribed perfectionism and poor teacher-student relationship. Moreover, father-prescribed learning perfectionism did not predict learning stress and learning burnout. Implications for providing counseling services to primary school students are discussed.


Learning perfectionism Learning stress Learning burnout Primary school students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Xixi CampusZhejiang UniversityHangzhou CityPeople’s Republic of China

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