Academic maladaptive perfectionism, manifested through symptoms such as compulsive strivings and anxiety, is a common trait among college students. At present, no brief scales focus solely on perfectionist tendencies in the academic realm. The Maladaptive Academic Perfectionism Scale was designed to validly and reliably measure the emotional and behavioral domains of academic maladaptive perfectionism. One hundred Brigham Young University students completed the test. Results showed both the behavioral and emotional domains to be reliable, while only the emotional domain was valid. Once revised, this test could be used by college counselors to help identify maladaptive traits in the students they assess.

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