| Published: June 25, 2016
The Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Self-Compassion Scale-Revised Edition
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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© 2016 I A Jelodari, S Gheydari
Received: May 18, 2016; Revision Received: June 01, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016