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Self-Compassion Scale


Neff, K. D. (2003a). The development and validation of a scale to measure self-compassion. Self and Identity, 2(3), 223-250.
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"This article defines the construct of self-compassion and describes the development of the Self-Compassion Scale. Self-compassion entails being kind and understanding toward oneself in instances of pain or failure rather than being harshly self-critical; perceiving one’s experiences as part of the larger human experience rather than seeing them as isolating; and holding painful thoughts and feelings in mindful awareness rather than over-identifying with them. Evidence for the validity and reliability of the scale is presented in a series of studies. Results indicate that self compassion is significantly correlated with positive mental health outcomes such as less depression and anxiety and greater life satisfaction. Evidence is also provided for the discriminant validity of the scale, including with regard to self-esteem measures."


Self-Compassion: The Self-Compassion Scale (Neff, 2003a) 

"The Self-Compassion Scale (Neff, 2003a) is a 26-item measure on a five-point scale from “Almost Never” to “Almost Always” with higher scores representing greater self-compassion. It includes six subscales that sum to an overall self-compassion score."   
(POMMIER 2010)
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