Award Date

1-1-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Mark R. Floyd

Number of Pages

58

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Component; Inadequacy; Perfectionism; Psychopathological; Scale; Validation

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Personality

File Format

pdf

File Size

1392.64 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/fo8r-1254


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