Kathryn L. Fletcher

Kathryn L. Fletcher, PhD, is a professor of educational psychology at Ball State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology. Her research interests broadly involve the role of parenting and personality on academic achievement, and more specifically, on how perfectionism impacts achievement motivation. On these topics, Dr. Fletcher has published several book chapters and numerous scholarly articles. Dr. Fletcher currently serves as an associate editor for School Psychology Quarterly.

Perfectionism in School: When Achievement Is Not So Perfect

Perfectionism in School
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Kathryn L. Fletcher and Kristie L. Spears Neumeister

Investigating the complex relationship between perfectionism and academic achievement, advanced students and researchers are introduced to different conceptualizations and measures of perfectionism in the opening chapter. Subsequent chapters of this book then provide an in-depth exploration of factors known to influence perfectionism such as parenting, attachment, and personality, as well as academic outcomes such as motivation, stress, burnout, anxiety, and procrastination. T