Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

The Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Self-Compassion Scale-Revised Edition

Arash Jelodari

B.A. student in Counseling Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz Google Scholar More about the auther

, Samira Gheydari

B.A. in General Psychology, PayamNur Tehran Markaz University of Tehran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.186/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.186


The current study was conducted with the aim of examining the confirmatory factor structure of the revised Persian version of self-compassion rating scale among a group of male prisoners of Sepidar prison of Ahvaz. One hundred and seventy-eight male prisoners were selected using convenient sampling method among male prisoners and completed RPVSC and GHQ-11-item. The confirmatory factor analysis confirmed 6 factors. The Cronbach’s α coefficient for the entire scale was .91, for the 6 factors was from .77 to .92 and its convergent validity with the General Health Questionnaire was -.45 and for the 6 subscales with the GHQ was calculated from -.28 to -.48. Finally, the self-compassion scale can be used as a validated instrument in assessing aspects of self-compassion in male prisoners population.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.186/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.186

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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