Socio-political Perfectionism: A Cross-cultural Study

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, School of Humanities, Hazrat-e Masoumeh University, Qom, Iran

2 Sociologist, PNU lecturer


The present study, as an interdisciplinary research between sociology and psychology, aimed to construct a scale for socio-political perfectionism and compare perfectionism among the 18 to 35-year-old Iranian students living in Iran (155 persons) and those residing Germany and Canada (105 persons). Regarding this, the sample (360 persons) was selected through convenience sampling and data were collected online using Google Drive. Additionally, positive and negative perfectionism scale and attitude measurement question about the severity of social issues, as well as the scale of socio-political perfectionism, were used as the instruments. The scale related to socio-political perfectionism was obtained by using the factor analysis having a 12-item factor, and applied in the present study for the first time. The validity and reliability of the scale were determined as optimum. The results were explained by psychological and sociological researches and theories by representing the effectiveness of cultural differences in the socio-political perfectionism.


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Volume 1, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
February 2022
Pages 9-21
  • Receive Date: 16 December 2021
  • Revise Date: 18 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 31 January 2022
  • First Publish Date: 01 February 2022