This study was designed to examine the relationship between middle school students' perfectionism levels and their writing anxiety. In line with this objective, the research has been designed in accordance with the relational survey model. The study group of the research consists of a total of 590 middle school students, 298 of whom are female and 292 of whom are male. The students were selected using the simple random sampling method from five different middle schools located in the Ortahisar district of Trabzon province. The data collection instruments utilized in the study comprised a personal information form, the Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale, and the Writing Anxiety Scale. The data was analyzed using multiple regression, correlation, independent samples t-test, and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The research findings indicate that positive perfectionism and negative perfectionism are significant predictors of writing anxiety. It was observed that there was a low-level negative relationship between positive perfectionism and writing anxiety, while there was a moderate-level positive relationship between negative perfectionism and writing anxiety. Statistically significant differences were found in students' writing anxiety based on their grade levels, while no significant differences were observed based on gender and family income.
Perfectionism, writing skill, writing anxiety.