Compassion Scale (CS)
Escala da CompaixãoOriginal Version
Pommier, E. A. (2011)Portuguese Version
Sousa, R., Castilho, P., Vieira, C., Vagos, P., & Rijo, D. (2017)General Description
The Compassion Scale is a 24-items self-report scale, developed to assess compassion towards others in the Portuguese adult population. It encompass two higher-order factors, namely Compassion (comprising three first-order factors: Kindness, Common Humanity and Mindfulness) and Disconnectedness (comprising other three first-order factors: Indifference, Separation and Disengagement). Participants rate the items in a five-point Likert scale (from 1 = almost never to 5 = almost always). Items composing the six-first order factors are:
- Kindness: 6; 8; 16; 24;
- Common Humanity: 11; 15; 17; 20;
- Mindfulness: 4; 9; 13; 21;
- Indifference: 2; 12; 14; 18;
- Separation:3; 5; 10; 22;
- Disengagement: 1; 7; 19; 23.
Pommier, E. A. (2011). The compassion scale. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, 72, 1174.
Sousa, R., Castilho, P., Vieira, C., Vagos, P., & Rijo, D. (2017). Dimensionality and gender-based measurement invariance of the Compassion Scale in a community sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 117, 182-187. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.06.003 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46648
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