Date of Award

Fall 12-1993

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of the study was to identify distinctive personality characteristics for perfectionistic college students. One hundred eighty-four graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in psychology and business courses were asked to participate by completing a measure of perfectionism and a personality test. The participants scores were arranged into groups based on their MPS subscale scores. Discriminant analyses revealed 3 separate clusters of variables which predicted perfectionism group membership with surprising accuracy.


v, 46 leaves ; 28 cm. Bibliography: leaves 41-44.


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