Positive perception: A three dimensional model and a scale

Tamar Icekson, Ayala Malach Pines

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Traits and perceptions that predict psychological and physical well-being have been the focus of great interest in Positive Psychology. The paper focused on positive perception (PP) as a case in point. A three dimensional model of PP is proposed. PP represents a general tendency to evaluate positively one's abilities, one's past, and human nature. The construction of an 8-item self-report measure of PP, the Positive Perception Scale (PPS), is detailed. Three samples of university students and a national sample of working couples (total N= 796) helped demonstrate various psychometric aspects of the PPS. The studies confirmed the three dimensional model of PP, demonstrated it as both a trait and a state and the PPS as a valid and reliable scale, for both researchers and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Positive Perception Scale
  • Scale Construction
  • State/trait

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)


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