The Relationship between Perfectionism, Self-Regulation, and Language Learning in Iraqi EFL Learners


  • Taif Abdulhussein Dakhil, Qutaiba Mohanad Mhaidi


The idea of perfectionism has been linked to a wide range of both negative and positive psychological effects. Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and behavioral discipline are just a few of the negative consequences. (Flett& Hewitt, 2002). Accordingly, the current study was conducted on a population of 150 male and female Iraqi language learners. To dothe study, practically, Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS)was distributed among the language learners; then, since the study is correlational design research, the researcher distributed the Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ) in order to collect the learners’ viewpoints about the level of self-regulation.  The findings, indicated that there is a significant and positive relationship between learners' perfectionism and language achievement among the Iraqi language learners. In addition,positive correlation was found between learners' self-regulation and their languageachievement. Consequently, the implication of the study demonstrated that those learners with perfectionist ideas in their mind can achieve threshold level of education comparing with those who lack such a mindset.