Self-compassion among college counseling center clients: An examination of clinical norms and group differences

Allison J. Lockard, Jeffrey A. Hayes, Kristin Neff, Benjamin D. Locke

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Abstract

There has been growing interest in the mental health benefits of self-compassion. This study was designed to establish norms on the Self-Compassion Scale-Short Form, a popular measure of self-compassion for individuals seeking counseling, and to examine group differences in self-compassion based on gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, previous counseling, and psychiatric medication use. Data for this study were collected through the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, a practice-research network of more than 240 college and university counseling centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-259
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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