The level of perfectionism, psychological distress and procrastination between the students of different departments of art and design was compared in this cross-sectional study. The mean score differences in the same students were also addressed with respect to their demographic characteristics. It was identified that how perfectionism psychological distress and procrastination are related to each other? 380 students from SADA department of University of Gujrat were selected through Stratified Random Sampling Technique. All the students responded on Urdu measures of concerned variables i.e. Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, Kessler psychological Distress Scale and Procrastination Scale along with demographic sheet. Non-Parametric tests (Kruskal- Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman Order Rank Correlation) were used to analyze data. Results indicated that the students of communication design have highest level of perfectionism, psychological distress and procrastination than the students of other departments of art and design. It was also disclosed that female students have higher perfectionism. Level of procrastination was highest among upper class students while, level of Psychological distress found to be higher among lower class students and who belong to rural areas. There was a significant positive relationship of perfectionism with psychological distress and procrastination in students of each department. This study emphasized the importance of examining psychological variables among students of creative field.
Perfectionism, psychological distress, procrastination, art & design students