This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Neff’s self-compassion scale in the Palestinian environment. Therefore, an available simple random sample consisting of 296 university students was chosen from the West Bank in Palestine to participate in the study. Cronbach α, test-retest validity was achieved. The Varimax rotation factor analysis method revealed that the Self-Compassion Scale consists of three main factors. These factors are: The self-kindness factor, mindfulness and self-awareness, and common humanity. The study found differences in self-compassion due to student gender and interaction between gender and the university location, whereas no differences were found due to the university location. Also, the study recommends the need for further studies using the scale in other environments and other age groups.
Jondi, Nabil Jebreen and Tantawi, Hanan Sami
"Psychometric Properties of Neff’s Self-Compassion Scale on Palestinian University Students,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol12/iss34/14