Measuring the Immeasurables : Development and Initial Validation of the Self-Other Four Immeasurables ( SOFI ) Scale Based on Buddhist Teachings on Loving Kindness , Compassion , Joy , and Equanimity

@inproceedings{Kraus2009MeasuringTI,
  title={Measuring the Immeasurables : Development and Initial Validation of the Self-Other Four Immeasurables ( SOFI ) Scale Based on Buddhist Teachings on Loving Kindness , Compassion , Joy , and Equanimity},
  author={Sue Kraus and Sharon R Sears},
  year={2009}
}
Multiple measures exist that examine the attentional aspects of meditation practice, but measurement of the compassion component is relatively understudied. This paper describes the development and initial validation of a scale designed to measure application of the four immeasurable qualities at the heart of Buddhist teachings: loving kindness, compassion, joy and acceptance toward both self and others. Our analyses suggest four distinct subscales: positive qualities toward self, positive… CONTINUE READING

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