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dc.contributor.authorBiermann, Miriam
dc.contributor.authorBohus, Martin
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Paul
dc.contributor.authorVonderlin, Ruben
dc.contributor.authorCornelisse, Sven
dc.contributor.authorOsen, Bernhard
dc.contributor.authorGraser, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorBrüne, Martin
dc.contributor.authorEbert, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorLyssenko, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorKleindienst, Nikolaus
dc.identifier.citationBiermann, M., Bohus, M., Gilbert, P., Vonderlin, R., Cornelisse, S., Osen, B., Graser, J., Brüne, M., Ebert, A., Lyssenko, L. and Kleindienst, N., (2020). 'Psychometric properties of the German version of the fears of compassion scales'. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, pp. 1-13.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe cultivation of compassion is associated with beneficial effects on physical and psychological health, satisfaction with life and social relationships. However, some individuals, especially those high in psychopathological symptoms or those with particular disorders such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) may demonstrate pronounced fears of engagement in compassionate experiences or behaviours. Furthermore, fears of compassion have been found to impede progress in psychotherapy. The 38‐item fears of compassion scales (FCS) is a self‐report questionnaire for measuring trait levels of fears of compassion (a) one receives from others (FCFO), (b) one feels towards others (FCTO) and (c) one feels for oneself (self‐compassion; FSC). The FCS is an internationally used instrument of proven validity and reliability in both clinical and nonclinical samples. In the present study, a German translation of the FCS including its three subscales was provided, and the psychometric properties were examined in 430 participants from four different samples: (a) a sample from the general population; (b) a mixed sample of psychiatric residential and outpatients; (c) a clinical sample of residential and outpatients with a primary diagnosis of BPD and (d) a sample of healthy control participants. Internal consistencies were excellent for the German version of the FSC and acceptable to excellent for its subscales. Correlations with established measures of mental health demonstrate its validity. Additionally, the German FCS discriminates significantly between individuals from the general population and patients, thus supporting its specificity. The German FCS is suitable to detect potential obstacles in cultivating compassion in psychotherapeutic treatments and beyond.en_US
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dc.subjectClinical Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectclinical and non clinical panelsen_US
dc.subjectfears of compassionen_US
dc.subjectGerman versionen_US
dc.subjectpsychometric propertiesen_US
dc.subjectself-report questionnaireen_US
dc.titlePsychometric properties of the German version of the fears of compassion scalesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, Mannheim, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMcLean Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Health, Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy, University Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentClinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medecine, LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health and Health Education, University of Education, Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentClinical for Psychosomatic & Psychotherapy, Schön Clinic Bad Bramstedt, Bad Bramstedt, Germanyen_US
dc.identifier.journalClinical Psychology and Psychotherapyen_US
dc.source.journaltitleClinical Psychology & Psychotherapy

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