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Avaliação Psicológica

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MARCHETTI, Eduarda et al. Santa Clara brief compassion scale: psychometric properties for the brazilian context. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.3, pp. 371-377. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present study aimed to find content validity and internal structure evidence, and to evaluate precision of the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale for the Brazilian context. The items were adapted by experts and, subsequently, were submitted for the evaluation of judges and samples with the target population in pilot applications. Results of this stage demonstrated the semantic and logistic equivalence of the adapted version. To evaluate internal consistency and validity based on internal structure, 422 individuals responded to the instrument and the data were submitted to Cronbach's Alpha Analysis and Exploratory Factor Analysis, respectively. The scale presented an adequate internal consistency index (alpha = 0.84) and the factorial analysis resulted in a one-factor solution, accounting for 62.48% of the variance. The psychometric results of the adapted scale were close to those obtained by the original scale, indicating the pertinence of the use of the instrument at the national level.

Keywords : compassion; validation studies; psychological evaluation; psychometry; pro-social behavior.

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