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dc.contributor.authorAsano, Kenichi
dc.contributor.authorTsuchiya, Masao
dc.contributor.authorIshimura, Ikuo
dc.contributor.authorLin, Shuzhen
dc.contributor.authorMatsumoto, Yuki
dc.contributor.authorMiyata, Haruko
dc.contributor.authorKotera, Yasuhiro
dc.contributor.authorShimizu, Eiji
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-24T09:55:23Z
dc.date.available2017-11-24T09:55:23Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-12
dc.identifier.citationAsano, K. et al (2017) 'The development of fears of compassion scale Japanese version', PLOS ONE, 12 (10):e0185574en
dc.identifier.issn19326203
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0185574
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621961
dc.description.abstractObjectives Cultivation of compassion is a useful way to treat mental problems, but some individuals show resistance. Fears of compassion can be an obstacle for clinicians when providing psychotherapy, and for clients when engaging in interpersonal relationships. Despite its importance, a Japanese version of fears of compassion scales (for others, from others, and for self) has not yet been developed. This study developed a Japanese version of the Fears of Compassion Scales and tested its reliability and validity. Design This study used a cross-sectional design, and a self-report procedure for collecting data. Methods A total of 485 students (121 males and 364 females) answered self-report questionnaires, including the draft Fears of Compassion Scales—Japanese version. Results There were distinctive factor structures for fear of compassion from others, and for self. The fear of compassion from others scale consisted of concern about compassion from others and avoidance of compassion from others. All scales had good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, face validity, and construct validity. Discrimination and difficulty were also calculated. Conclusions These results indicate that the Fears of Compassion Scales—Japanese version is a well-constructed and useful measure to assess fears of compassion and the existence of cultural differences in fears of compassion.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number15K17289 (https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-15K17289/).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185574en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLOS ONEen
dc.subjectFear of compassionen
dc.subjectJapaneseen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectCompassionen
dc.subjectMental health nursingen
dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.titleThe development of fears of compassion scale Japanese version.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChiba Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Institute of Occupatio nal Safety and Healthen
dc.contributor.departmentTokyo Seitoku Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUnivers ity of Tsukubaen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversit y of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalPLOS ONEen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T16:16:51Z
html.description.abstractObjectives Cultivation of compassion is a useful way to treat mental problems, but some individuals show resistance. Fears of compassion can be an obstacle for clinicians when providing psychotherapy, and for clients when engaging in interpersonal relationships. Despite its importance, a Japanese version of fears of compassion scales (for others, from others, and for self) has not yet been developed. This study developed a Japanese version of the Fears of Compassion Scales and tested its reliability and validity. Design This study used a cross-sectional design, and a self-report procedure for collecting data. Methods A total of 485 students (121 males and 364 females) answered self-report questionnaires, including the draft Fears of Compassion Scales—Japanese version. Results There were distinctive factor structures for fear of compassion from others, and for self. The fear of compassion from others scale consisted of concern about compassion from others and avoidance of compassion from others. All scales had good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, face validity, and construct validity. Discrimination and difficulty were also calculated. Conclusions These results indicate that the Fears of Compassion Scales—Japanese version is a well-constructed and useful measure to assess fears of compassion and the existence of cultural differences in fears of compassion.


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