Year: 2013 Source: Canadian Journal of School Psychology.(2012).27(2):136-149. doi:10.1177/0829573511431406 SIEC No: 20130931

A sample of 88 adolescents in Grades 7 and 8 completed the PSPS-JR, the Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale, the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale for Children, and a three-factor measure of social anxiety. Psychometric analyses indicated that two of the PSPS-JR subscales had acceptable levels of internal consistency, but the nondisclosure of imperfection subscale had relatively low internal consistency. Significant links were found between the PSPS-JR subscales and trait perfectionism and dysfunctional attitudes, thus attesting to the concurrent validity of this new measure. Finally, perfectionistic self-presentation was associated robustly with all three social anxiety factors and predicted unique variance in social anxiety, above and beyond trait perfectionism.