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Azizi A, Mohammadkhani P, Foroughi A A, Lotfi S, Bahramkhani M. The Validity and Reliability of the Iranian Version of the Self-Compassion Scale. PCP 2013; 1 (3) :149-155
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-83-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , Azizi.a.re@gmail.com
2- uswr
3- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
4- University of Tehran
Abstract:   (9626 Views)

Objective: The Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) which originally developed by Neff (2003a) is based on the assumption that the self-compassion comprised by self-kindness/self-judgment, common humanity/perceived isolation, and mindfulness/over-identification. This research was aimed to confirm the six-factor structure of SCS.

Methods: 265 university students entered the research to assess the psychometric properties of SCS. The participants were asked to complete SCS, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Speilberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Ruminative Response Scale and demographic questionnaires. Using Amos-21 and SPSS-21, descriptive statistics, Cronbach’s alpha, Pearson correlation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were calculated.

Results: The Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for total SCS items, self-kindness, self-judgment, common humanity, perceived isolation, mindfulness and over-identification subscale were 0.78, 0.79, 0.79, 0.93, 0.90, 0.88 and 0.88 respectively. Results of CFA supported the sixfactor structure SCS [RMSEA=0.08 (0.078-0.092), NFI=0.86 and CFI=0.90]. The SCS showed a significant positive correlation with RSS (r=0.261, P<0.05) and a significant negative correlation with RRS (r=-0.363, P<0.05), BDI–II (r=-0.177, P<0.05) and STAI (r=-0.361, P<0.05).

Conclusion: The six-factor structure of SCS demonstrated acceptable psychometric properties in Tehran universities students.

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Received: 2013/03/23 | Accepted: 2013/06/11 | Published: 2013/07/1

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