Perfectionistic Self Presentation Scale (PSPS)


The perfectionistic self presentation scale is a 27 item questionnaire with three subscales measuring: Perfectionistic Self-Promotion, Nondisplay of Imperfection and Nondisclosure of Imperfection.

Items are scored on a 1-7 scale, with the total scale score calculated as a sum of items on certain sub-scales. For example, the nondisplay of perfection sub-scale.

Some items are reversed. This means for example, a score of 1 will then be a score of 7.

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Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Sherry, S. B., Habke, M., Parkin, M., et al. (2003). The interpersonal expression of perfection: Perfectionistic self-presentation and psychological distress. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(6), 1303-1325. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.84.6.1303

Normative Data for Perfectionistic Self Presentation Scale Subscales of Perfectionistic Self Promotion, Nondisplay of Imperfections, and Nondisclosure of Imperfections for Community, Psychiatric Patient, and University Student Samples.

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