Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of Perfectionism Inventory: Developing 3-Factor Version.

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Abstract

The paper presents the results of confirmatory factor analysis of the Perfectionism Inventory in the sample of 625 subjects (which included patients with affective spectrum disorders and healthy controls from the general population). Three factorial structure of the instrument has been identified: 1) perceived evaluations concerns along with unfavorable social comparisons; 2) high personal standards; 3) negative selectivity and imperfection concentration. The scales exhibit high internal con sistency. The results yield significant positive correlations between factors 1 and 3 and psychopathological symptoms (SCL-90-r). The Personal Standards subscale revealed no correlations with measures of psychopathological symptoms. Patients score higher on subscales 1 and 3 than the controls, whereas subscale 2 again didn’t show any differences. The results are discussed in the context of adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism dimensions.

General Information

Keywords: Three-factor Perfectionism Inventory, factorial structure, reliability, clinical sample

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2018260302

For citation: Garanyan N.G., Kholmogorova A.B., Yudeeva T.Y. Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of Perfectionism Inventory: Developing 3-Factor Version.. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2018. Vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 8–32. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2018260302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia G. Garanyan, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Associate Professor, leading researcher at the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, member of the editorial board of the journal "Consultative Psychology and Psychotherapy", Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1227-2682, e-mail: garanian@mail.ru

Alla B. Kholmogorova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Leading Researcher, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry (A Branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5194-0199, e-mail: kholmogorova@yandex.ru

Tatianaatiana Y. Yudeeva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry — Branch of The Serbsky Federal Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: tatiana.yudeeva@yandex.ru

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