ERIC Number: EJ551433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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An Empirical Typology of Perfectionism in Academically Talented Children.
Parker, Wayne D.
American Educational Research Journal, v34 n3 p545-62 Fall 1997
A national sample of 820 academically talented children took the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. Cluster analyses of scores found a three-cluster solution. Further analyses indicated that these clusters were: nonperfectionistic (32.%), healthy perfectionistic (41.7%), and dysfunctional perfectionistic (25.5%). The construct of perfectionism was primarily associated with conscientiousness and secondarily with agreeableness and neurosis. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale