Pina Filippello, Luana Sorrenti, Caterina Buzzai, Sebastiano Costa

The Almost Perfect Scale-Revised: An Italian adaptation

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Keywords: Perfectionism; Almost Perfect Scale-Revised; Italian Adaptation; Validation of Instrument; College Students.

The purpose of this study was the adaptation and validation of the Italian version of the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APS-R; Slaney, Rice, Mobley, Trippi and Ashby, 2001). In a first study, we aim was to explore the factor structure (EFA) of the instrument and to examine the main psychometric properties, examining the relationship between the dimensions of perfectionism and depression, anxiety, and self-esteem) in a sample of 316 college students (50.6% female, mean age 22.69 years). In a second study, we aim was to confirm the factor structure (CFA) of the APS-R previously emerged in a new sample of 217 college students (63% female, mean age 20.09). Results have provided evidence for the applicability and usefulness of the instrument in the Italian context.

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