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Table 3 Factor loadings for the self compassion scales

From: The development of compassionate engagement and action scales for self and others

  UK sample
  Pattern matrix Structure Matrix
Self-compassion – Engagement– Scale items 1 2 1 2
 2. I notice, and am sensitive to my distressed feelings when they arise in me. .98 .04 1.00 .50
 4. I am emotionally moved by my distressed feelings or situations. .63 -.01 .62 .28
 5. I tolerate the various feelings that are part of my distress. -.02 .67 .46 .67
 6. I reflect on and make sense of my feelings of distress. .17 .63 .30 .71
 8. I am accepting, non-critical and non-judgemental of my feelings of distress. -.10 .62 .19 .57
 1. I am motivated to engage and work with my distress when it arises. .26 .43 .47 .55
Variance (%) 46.48 19.1 Total = 65.53
Cronbach’s alpha .77 .72  
Self-compassion – Actions – Scale items Factor 1
 2.2. I think about and come up with helpful ways to cope with my distress. .91
 2.4. I take the actions and do the things that will be helpful to me. .85
 2.1. I direct my attention to what is likely to be helpful to me. .84
 2.5. I create inner feelings of support, helpfulness and encouragement. .73
Variance (%) 77.23
Cronbach’s alpha .90