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Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale

Paul L. Hewitt, Ph.D.
Gordon L. Flett, Ph.D.


Perfectionism can lead to a variety of emotional, physical, and interpersonal problems. The MPS scale measures three trait dimensions of perfectionism—self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed—to help your clients understand their behavior. The MPS explores the motivational, interpersonal, and cognitive aspects of perfectionistic behavior and relates those characteristics to mental and physical health problems, relationship problems, and achievement difficulties.

How to Use the Assessment
The MPS is available in handscored, online, and software format. With the handscored format, respondents complete the assessment using MHS QuikScore™ Forms that easily calculate scores. With the online and software formats, you can instantly generate Profile Reports and Interpretive Reports.
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Scales & Forms

  • Self-oriented
  • Other-oriented
  • Socially Prescribed
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Paul L. Hewitt, Ph.D. &
Gordon L. Flett, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 years and older

Administration Time 15 minutes  

Administration Type Individually-completed

Qualification Level B