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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpse

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Perfectionistic Self-presentation and its Diagnostic Features 1150

Zolotareva A.A., PhD in Psychology, Research Fellow, International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia, alena.a.zolotareva@gmail.com
Abstract
The goal of the study was to supplement the previously described adaptation of the Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale by P. Hewitt with clinical materials. In addition to the population sample (747 participants; 324 men and 423 women with a mean age of 28.42 ± 10.44 years), clinical patients with depressive and anxiety disorders (35 participants; 20 men and 15 women with a mean age of 27.45 ± 7.22 years) took part in this study. All participants also completed the Russian-language version of the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale by P. Hewitt and G. Flett adapted by I.I. Gracheva. The three-factor structure of the scale was confirmed by means of confirmatory factor analysis; its subscales demonstrated means of internal consistency, retest reliability and convergent validity similar to the original scale. It was shown that in a sample of clinical patients there are stronger correlations between perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation than in a sample of conditionally healthy participants. In conclusion, it is inferred that the adapted Russian-language version of the scale can be potentially effective in clinical psychology and psychiatry.

Keywords: perfectionism, perfectionistic self-presentation, Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale by P. Hewitt

Column: Methods and techniques

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2018070108

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