The Development and Validation of the Compassion Scale

  title={The Development and Validation of the Compassion Scale},
  author={Elizabeth Pommier and Kristin D. Neff and Istv{\'a}n T{\'o}th‐Kir{\'a}ly},
  pages={21 - 39}
This article presents a measure of compassion for others called the Compassion Scale (CS), which is based on Neff’s theoretical model of self-compassion. Compassion was operationalized as experiencing kindness, a sense of common humanity, mindfulness, and lessened indifference toward the suffering of others. Study 1 (n = 465) describes the development of potential scale items and the final 16 CS items chosen based on results from analyses using bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling… 

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