Academic journal article College Student Journal

"Are You a Perfectionist?" A Perfectionist Scale for College Students

Academic journal article College Student Journal

"Are You a Perfectionist?" A Perfectionist Scale for College Students

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For some people throughout the world, perfection is a must, but for others, it actually seems that the realization of perfection isn't even good enough. For both of these groups of people, and possibly for others, too, nothing seems worthwhile that they wish to do. This situation locks them into havoc within themselves, for others expect them to do good work, but they won't settle for anything less than 1st place trophies on their shelves. Ascertaining the level or the degree of one's perfectionism can be vital if one is ever going to cope with it, rather than being a dope with it. To this end, this scale is directed.

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Kindly answer the following questions with a simple "YES" or "NO." Above all else, please be honest as you answer each of these questions. Thank you.

YES  NO

--  --  1. Did you recently earn an "A" on an exam, but still didn't
              become "happy as a clam"?

--  --  2. Did you have perfect attendance throughout the whole
              school year, yet couldn't bring yourself to be of good
              cheer?

--  --  3. Did you turn in a term paper two days before it was due,
              yet thought it could have been turned in earlier, making
              you feel very blue?

--  --  4. Do you work all day and throughout the night, but still
              never see where the end is in sight?

--  --  5. Have you completed all of your assignments on time, and
              still found that you didn't feel "sublime"?

--  --  6. Have you sought to relax after your work is done, but
             found that you were still up-tight, and unable to have
             fun? … 
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