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Avaliação Psicológica

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SOARES, Flávio Henrique dos Reis et al. Adaptation and validation for Brazilian Portuguese of the Revised Almost Perfect Scale. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.3, pp. 310-321. ISSN 1677-0471.

The study of perfectionism as a multidimensional construct has increased since the 1990's. The Almost Perfect Scale (APS-R) is widely used across studies to measure perfectionism; it is composed by three dimensions: High Standards, Discrepancy, and Order. However, despite increasing interest in the measurement of perfectionism, there were no scales available for Brazilian-Portuguese. Accordingly, we aimed to adapt the APS-R and to analyze the psychometric properties and test confirmatory models for the Brazilian version of the Almost Perfect Scale (APS-R Brasil). A sample of university students (n=787) with a mean age 25.98 years (SD=7.29), 79.3% women, completed the APS-RB. The adapted items demonstrated semantic, cultural and conceptual adequacy (all CVI <90). The ESEM two factor model, showed the better fit index (χ2= 452.371; TLI=0.94; CFI=0.96; RMSEA=0.047). The Brazilian version of APS-R was shown to be valid and reliable. Limitations and implications of the study are discussed.

Keywords : Almost Perfect Scale (APS-R); Almost Perfect Scale (APS-R); Perfectionism; Psychometric properties; Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling.

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