Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Validity, Reliability and Factorial Structure of the Self Compassion Scale in the Greek Population

Karakasidou Eirini, Pezirkianidis Christos, Galanakis Michael and Stalikas Anastasios

Self-compassion is a construct in the field of Positive psychology. It involves being kind, warm and standing with understanding towards oneself when one suffers, fails or feels inadequate, rather than criticizing and blaming oneself or ignoring the pain and negative feelings. A plethora of studies has highlighted its beneficial outcomes on people’s psychological prosperity. In the present study, we examined the psychometric properties of the Greek version of Self Compassion Scale (SCS). The standardization was carried out in a sample of 642 Greek adults, ranging from 18 to 65 years old. Results showed that the SCS has satisfactory reliability and validity indexes. Moreover, the factorial structure of the scale matches the ones found in previous studies in many countries.