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ERIC Number: EJ761731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Perfectionism and Children's Self-Concept: Further Validation of the Adaptive/Maladaptive Perfectionism Scale
Rice, Kenneth G.; Kubal, Anne E.; Preusser, Karen J.
Psychology in the Schools, v41 n3 p279-290 Mar 2004
The Adaptive/Maladaptive Perfectionism Scale (AMPS) for children measures different dimensions of perfectionism. In this study, subscales derived from the AMPS were compared with results of the Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale (PHSCS) in a sample of fourth- and fifth-grade students (9 to 11 years old). The AMPS dimensions accounted for significant variation in PHSCS scores for both boys and girls, though the specific patterns of results differed between the sexes. For boys but not girls, greater sensitivity about making mistakes was only problematic, in terms of predicting negative aspects of self-concept, under conditions of lower self-esteem. Results provided additional psychometric support for the AMPS and revealed important considerations for assessment and intervention with perfectionistic children. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale