Reducing the Consequences of Perfectionism in University Students: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial

What is the study about?

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a novel online intervention to help university students manage their perfectionism. The online intervention consists of 2.5 hours of content and involves learning modules which each address specific components of the Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model and teaches management strategies to overcome these components. Please visit the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN12622000960752) for more information about this trial.

Who is eligible to participate in this study?

First year university students from Macquarie University that report high levels of perfectionism are eligible to participate in this study.

Do participants get paid for participating in this study?

Participants will be renumerated with course credit for participating in the study.

Who can I contact about this study?

If you have any questions or concerns, or simply would just like to know more about this study, please email

Read more about BSL

The Behavioural Sciences Laboratory (BSL) is led by Professor Melissa Norberg at Macquarie University.