Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Twenty-five years ago, one of the first empirically validated measures of perfectionism, the Frost et al. Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (F-MPS) was published. Since that time, psychometric studies of the original F-MPS have provided a plethora of evidence to support the potential development of a shorter yet still psychometrically robust version of the measure. Using confirmatory factor analyses across community and clinical samples, the current study identifies an eight-item F-MPS-Brief with two dimensions (i.e., striving and evaluative concerns) that evidences good internal consistency, measurement equivalence across ethnicities, and concurrent and convergent validity. This new, short version of the F-MPS captures well the bidimensional model of perfectionism that has emerged across studies over the past two decades and is suggested for use when a short yet high-performing assessment tool for this model is desired.
depression, Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, measurement, perfectionism, standards, stress, worry
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Burgess, Alexandra M.; Frost, Randy O.; and DiBartolo, Patricia Marten, "Development and Validation of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale–Brief" (2016). Psychology: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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