Self-compassion Scale (SCS-A)
Escala de Auto-Compaixão para AdolescentesOriginal Version
Neff, K. (2003)Portuguese Version
Pinto-Gouveia, J., Cunha, M., Xavier, A., & Castilho, P. (2011)General Description
This questionnaire is a 26 items and six subscales: Self-Kindness; Self-Judgement; Common Humanity; Isolation; Mindfulness; Over-Identification. Respondents were instructed with the sentence “how I typically act towards myself in difficult times” and were asked to answer each item according to a 5-point scale (1 = Almost Never; 5 = Almost Always). Subscale scores are computed by calculating the mean of subscale item responses. To compute the total score of SCS, the Self-Kindness, Common Humanity, and Mindfulness are summed with reverse scores of the Self-Judgement, Isolation, and Over-identification subscales. Higher scores indicate greater self-compassion.
Cunha, M., Xavier, A., & Castilho, P. (2016). Understanding self-compassion in adolescents: Validation study of the Self-Compassion Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 93, 56–62. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.09.023 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46891
Neff, K. D. (2003). Development and validation of a scale to measure self-compassion. Self and Identity, 2, 223–250. doi:10.1080/15298860390209035