Screening Tool: Self-Compassion
This survey is designed to provide a quick assessment of whether you might have troubles with self-compassion. The bad news is that if you are self-critical, and have troubles being kind and accepting of yourself, you may be at more risk of having problems with mood and stress. The good news however, is that it is never too late to learn how to be kind and accepting of yourself.
Special thanks to Dr. Kristin Neff for permission to use this questionnaire, which is the 12-item Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) Short Form.
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In a study of 415 US students, the mean total score was 36 with a standard deviation of 7.33. In other words, about 70% score in the range of 29-43, and 95% score in the range of 21-51.
Raes, F., Pommier, E., Neff, K. D., & Van Gucht, D. (2011). Construction and factorial validation of a short form of the Self-Compassion Scale. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 18, 250-255.