Measurement invariance of the almost perfect scale-revised in the Philippines and the United States

Clarissa M. E. RICHARDSON, Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU

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Abstract

The Almost Perfect Scale-Revised measures perfectionism using three subscales: Standards (i.e., expectations set by the self), Discrepancy (i.e., self-criticism related to not reaching these expectations or standards), and Order (i.e., tendency to appreciate orderliness). Measurement invariance was tested using undergraduate students from the Philippines (N = 487) and the United States (N = 396). Exploratory structural equation modelling models showed reasonable fit for a three-factor structure, and metric invariance was supported. Results suggest that we can trust comparison of correlation/regression coefficients across the two samples in addition to any comparisons between associations of predictors and various outcomes between the two samples. Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-228
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Volume11
Issue number2
Early online date18 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Richardson, C. M. E., & Datu, J. A. D. (2020). Measurement invariance of the almost perfect scale-revised in the Philippines and the United States. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 11(2), 220-228. doi: 10.1080/21507686.2020.1808027

Keywords

  • Perfectionism
  • Almost perfect scale-revised
  • Measurement invariance
  • Cross-cultural

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