The Physical Appearance Perfectionism Scale: Development and Preliminary Validation

  title={The Physical Appearance Perfectionism Scale: Development and Preliminary Validation},
  author={Hongfei Yang and Joachim Stoeber},
  journal={Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment},
  • Hongfei Yang, Joachim Stoeber
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
  • Eight studies with data from 2316 students are presented describing the development and preliminary validation of the Physical Appearance Perfectionism Scale (PAPS), a brief measure with two subscales: Worry About Imperfection and Hope For Perfection. Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the measure’s two-dimensional structure. Moreover, correlation analyses provided first evidence for the two subscales’ differential validity: Worry About Imperfection showed… CONTINUE READING
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