Dimensionality and Typology of Perfectionism: The Use of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale With Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong
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AbstractThis study investigated the dimensionality and typology of perfectionism based on the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale with a sample of 380 Chinese gifted students in Hong Kong. Confirmatory factor analyses supported a five-dimensional model that includes constructs of personal standards, parental expectations, parental criticism, concern over mistakes and doubts, and organization. Clustering procedures yielded three clusters of students interpreted as unhealthy perfectionists, healthy perfectionists, and nonperfectionists. Unhealthy perfectionists had pervasively high scores on all five dimensions, healthy perfectionists scored high on standards and organization and low on parental criticism and concern over mistakes and doubts, and nonperfectionists had pervasively low scores on all five dimensions. Implications of the findings for future research on perfectionism and the promotion of positive perfectionism are discussed.
All Author(s) ListChan DW
Journal nameGifted Child Quarterly
Detailed description[ 2008 JCR SCCI Impact Factor : 0.340 ]
Volume Number53
Issue Number3
Pages174 - 187
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsdimensions; gifted students; Hong Kong; perfectionism; perfectionist types
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEducation & Educational Research; Education, Special; EDUCATION, SPECIAL; PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL

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