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Table 2 Group differences in the dimensions of perfectionism and correlations with depression scores

From: The relationship between perfectionism and symptoms of depression in medical school applicants

  Admitted applicants Rejected applicants r PHQ-9
MPS-H
 Self-Oriented Perfectionism 71.22 ± 14.76 72.57 ± 14.49 .26**
 Socially Prescribed Perfectionism 43.17 ± 15.23 45.49 ± 13.60 .38***
 Other-Oriented Perfectionism 49.10 ± 10.24 48.62 ± 9.67 .19*
MPS-F
 Personal Standards 30.17 ± 4.99 30.31 ± 4.62 .12
 Organization 27.82 ± 6.44 27.45 ± 6.40 .07
 Concern over Mistakes 20.86 ± 7.82 21.96 ± 7.64 .37***
 Doubts about Actions 11.14 ± 3.53 11.70 ± 3.58 .34***
 Parental Expectations 11.80 ± 5.17 12.49 ± 5.46 .15
 Parental Criticism 7.04 ± 3.71 7.57 ± 3.05 .13
Composite scales (z-standardized)
 Adaptive Perfectionism -0.04 ± 1.86 0.08 ± 1.71 .21*
 Maladaptive Perfectionism -0.17 ± 2.68 0.28 ± 2.30 .43***
  1. MPS-H Multidimensional perfectionism scale by Hewitt & Flett, MPS-F Multidimensional perfectionism scale by Frost
  2. *: p < .05, **: p < .01, ***: p < .001