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Table 4 Pearson’s correlations between empathy measures, submissive compassion, compassionate goals (controlling for self-image goals) and self-image goals and submissive behaviour, external shame, self-criticism and depression, anxiety and stress

From: Measuring competitive self-focus perspective taking, submissive compassion and compassion goals

  RMET (EQ) Total (EQ) Cognitive empathy (EQ) Emotional reactivity (EQ) Social skills CPT Sub. comp. Comp. goals Self-image Goals
SBS -.06 -.18 * -.11 -.06 -.35 ** -.04 .42 ** .03 .41 **
OAS -.03 -.24 ** -.12 -.17 * -.39 ** .02 .45 ** -.09 .33 **
(FSCSRS) Inadequate self -.02 -.08 .00 -.00 -.21 ** .09 .48 ** -.03 .35 **
(FSCSRS) Hated self -.06 -.27 ** -.15 * -.23 ** -.32 ** .07 .31 ** -.14 a .22 **
(FSCSRS) Reassured self -.01 .14 * .15 * .05 .24 ** .12 -.28 ** . 17* -.16 *
(DASS) Depression -.11 -.22 ** -.10 -.20 ** -.30 ** .11 .36 ** -.05 .25 **
(DASS) Anxiety -.18 * -.17 * -.07 -.11 -.31 ** .20 ** .41 ** -.04 .32 **
(DASS) Stress -.11 -.09 -.02 -.03 -.30 ** .11 .44 ** .03 .35 **
  1. RMET Reading the mind in the eyes test, SBS Submissive behaviour scale, OAS Other as shamer scale, FSCSRS Forms of self-criticising and self-reassuring scale, DASS Depression, anxiety and stress scale, EQ Empathy quotient, CPT Competitive perspective taking scale, Sub Comp Submissive compassion, Comp Goals Compassionate goals
  2. *p <0.05; ** p < 0.01 are significance in bold
  3. aapproaches significance (p < .06)