Sport-MPS-2

John Dunn and I developed the Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale-2 (Sport-MPS-2; Gotwals & Dunn, 2009): a self-report instrument designed to assess perfectionistic tendencies within sport contexts. The instrument is founded on Frost et al.’s (1990) perfectionism framework and is one of the most widely utilized measures of sport-based perfectionism (along with Stoeber et al.’s, 2007, Multidimensional Inventory of Perfectionism in Sport). Listed at the bottom of this page are publications (from our research program) that present reliability and validity evidence pertaining to the instrument’s assessments.

If you wish to use the Sport-MPS-2 for your research purposes, please contact me and I will be happy to send it to you.  

Articles that address the reliability and validity of Sport-MPS-2 assessments:

  • Dunn, J. G. H., Causgrove Dunn, J. L., & Syrotuik, D. G. (2002). Relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and goal orientations in sport. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 24, 376-395.
  • Gotwals, J. K., Dunn, J. G. H., & Causgrove Dunn, J., & Gamache, V. (2010). Establishing construct validity evidence for the Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale-2. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 423-432. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.04.013. 
  • Gotwals, J. K., & Dunn, J. G. H. (2009). A multi-method multi-analytic approach to establishing internal construct validity evidence: The Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale 2. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 13, 71-92. doi: 10.1080/10913670902812663.
  • Dunn, J. G. H., Causgrove Dunn, J., Gotwals, J. K., Vallance, J. K. H., Craft, J. M., & Syrotuik, D. G. (2006). Establishing construct validity evidence for the Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 7, 57-79. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2005.04.003.