Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Mark R. Floyd
Number of Pages
This study tests a new measure of inadequacy and assesses its reliability and validity on a sample of 227 college students. The Inadequacy Scale (INAD) was compared to 2 measures of perfectionism: the Frost-Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (F-MPS) and the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APS-R). The INAD showed equivalent or greater correlations with measures of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and stress as compared to the full-scale measures of the F-MPS and the APS-R, as well as the subsets of their maladaptive components. The INAD was also more highly predictive of depression, anxiety, and stress (and equivalent to the F-MPS on self-esteem) than the maladaptive portions of either the F-MPS or the APS-R. Limitations of this exploratory study and plans for future research are discussed.
Component; Inadequacy; Perfectionism; Psychopathological; Scale; Validation
Clinical psychology; Personality
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Park, Brandon S, "Inadequacy, the psychopathological component of perfectionism: Validation of the Inadequacy Scale" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1652.