The Compass of Shame Scale (CoSS-5)

Title of the Portuguese Version

The Compass of Shame Scale (CoSS-5)

Original Version

Elison, J., Lennon, R., & Pulos, 2006

Portuguese Version

Da Motta, Ribeiro da Silva, Brazão & Rijo, 2012

General Description

The Compass of Shame Scale (CoSS-5) is a 58-item self-reported questionnaire designed to assess the five shame-coping styles in an adult population (Attack-self, Withdrawal, Attack-others, Avoidance and Adaptive). Items are rated on a 5-point Likert scale from Never (0) to Almost always (4). Results point to the structural validity of the CoSS-5, whether using the four or the five-factor measurement model. Both measurement models also proved to be sex-invariant and having good psychometric properties.

References
  • Elison, J., Lennon, R., & Pulos, S. (2006). Investigating the compass of shame: The development of the Compass of Shame Scale. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 34(3), 221–238. https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2006.34.3.221

    Elison, J., Pulos, S., & Lennon, R. (2006). Shame-focused coping: An empirical study of the Compass of Shame. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 34(2), 161–168. https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2006.34.2.161

    Capinha, M., Rijo, D., Matos, M., & Pereira, M. (2021). The Compass of Shame Scale: Dimensionality and gender measurement invariance in a Portuguese sample. Journal of Personality Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2020.1866587

    Vagos, P., Ribeiro da Silva, D., Brazão, N., Rijo, D., & Elison, F. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Compass of Shame Scale: Testing for measurement invariance across community boys and boys in foster care and juvenile detention facilities. Child & Youth Care Forum, 48, 93-110. Doi:10.1007/s10566-018-9474-x

Contacts

Diana Ribeiro – diana.rs@fpce.uc.pt