The self-report 26-item SCS explicitly represents the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors associated with the three components of self-compassion and includes items that measure how often people respond to feelings of inadequacy or suffering with each of six components. Subscale scores are computed by calculating the mean of subscale item responses. To compute a total self-compassion score, reverse score the negative subscale items - self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification (i.e., 1 = 5, 2 = 4, 3 = 3. 4 = 2, 5 = 1) - then compute a total mean. Average overall self-compassion scores tend to be around 3.0 on the 1-5 scale, so you can interpret your overall score accordingly. As a rough guide, a score of 1-2.5 for your overall self-compassion score indicates you are low in self-compassion, 2.5-3.5 indicates you are moderate, and 3.5-5.0 means you are high.
Year: 2003 Authors: Neff Disease: Obesity Outcome: Coping with the disease
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Measure: Coping with the disease
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 1-5 Reference: Neff, Kristin. (2003). The Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Self-Compassion. Self and Identity. 2. 223-250.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1080/15298860309027