perfectionism, scale development, Latter-Day Saints, religiosity, psychometric
In this study, the Perceived Perfectionism from God Scale (PPGS) was developed with Latter-day Saints (Mormons) across two samples. Sample 1 (N = 421) was used for EFA to select items for the Perceived Standards from God (5 items) and the Perceived Discrepancy from God (5 items) subscales. Sample 2 (N = 420) was used for CFA and cross-validated the 2-factor oblique model as well as a bifactor model. Perceived Standards from God scores had Cronbach alphas ranging from .73 to .78, and Perceived Discrepancy from God scores had Cronbach alphas ranging from .82 to .84. Standards from God scores were positively correlated with positive affect, whereas Discrepancy from God scores was positively correlated with negative affect, shame and guilt. Moreover, these two PPGS subscale scores added significant incremental variances in predicting associated variables over and above corresponding personal perfectionism scores
Original Publication Citation
Wang, K. T., Allen, G. E. K., *Stokes, H., & *Suh, H. N. (2018). Perceived perfectionism from God Scale: Development and initial evidence. Journal of Religion and Health, 57(6), 2207-2223.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Allen, Kawika; Wang, Kenneth T.; Stokes, Hannah I.; and Suh, Han Na, "Perceived Perfectionism from God Scale: Development and Initial Evidence" (2017). Faculty Publications. 3178.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education