Perfectionism can be understood as a personality trait that establishes excessively high standards for the performance of individuals and ostensibly critical self-evaluations. It is associated with a range of variables, such as anxiety, suicidal tendencies, depression, and low satisfaction with life. Rice et al. (2014) proposed the Short Almost Perfect Scale (SAPS), which overcame some limitations of previous measures (e.g., ambiguity, non-necessary factors). In the present research, we provide psychometric evidence of the SAPS in Brazil. The original two-factor structure was replicated. The items showed good discrimination, level of difficulty, and informativeness for the overall measure. The SAPS also presented acceptable reliability levels, and full measurement invariance across participants' gender, and partial invariance across countries (Brazil and USA). Finally, perfectionism was meaningfully associated with personality traits and human values. In sum, our findings suggest that the SAPS is psychometrically adequate for further use in Brazil.
|Translated title of the contribution||Psychometric evidence of the Short Almost Perfect Scale (SAPS) in Brazil|
|Journal||The Counseling Psychologist|
|Early online date||13 Aug 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2021|