Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale

Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS)

The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Hewitt & Flett, 1991) is a measure of perfectionism traits including:
1. Self Oriented Perfectionism
2. Other Oriented Perfectionism
3. Socially Prescribed Perfectionism

The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale is available for both research purposes and for clinical, applied, or consulting purposes. If you wish to use the measure for research purposes only click HERE.

If you wish to use the measure for any other purpose (clinical, applied, or consulting) it is available only from Multihealth Systems Inc. and contact information is provided below.

A technical manual is also available from Multihealth Systems Inc.


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References Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (1991). Perfectionism in the self and social contexts: Conceptualization, assessment, and association with psychopathology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 456–470. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.60.3.456
Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Turnbull-Donovan, W., & Mikail, S. F. (1991). The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale: Reliability, validity, and psychometric properties in psychiatric samples. Psychological Assessment, 3(3), 464–468.
Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (2004). Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS): Technical manual. Toronto, Canada: Multi-Health Systems.


Normative data Normative Data for Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale Subscales of Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Other Oriented Perfectionism, and Socially Prescribed Perfectionism for Community, Psychiatric Patient, and University Student Samples