Self-Compassion Scale - Short Form (SCS-SF): initial evidence of validity in Brazil




Mental health, Compassion, Measurement, Test validity, Psychometrics


This study aims at verifying the psychometrical properties of the Self-Compassion Scale-Short Form (SCS-SF) with a sample of 334 Brazilians. The one global factor was the best structure through Exploratory Factor Analysis, while through Confirmatory Factor Analysis, it was the bifactor model, with six specific factors and one global factor. The internal consistency was adequate for the global factor, but low for specific factors. Its total score had a nearly perfect correlation with the long form. The SCS-SF revealed good convergent and discriminative validity and seems to be a concise, reliable and valid analogue to the original SCS in Brazilian samples.


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