Document Type : Research Paper


Corresponding Author, Department of psychology, Rudehen Islamic Azad University, Rudehen, Iran. PhD Student in Educational Psychology


Background: Emotional balance is a strategy for creating adaptive and care behaviors that can lead to a significant impact on the psychological well-being and health students.
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the validity, reliability and factor analysis of the self-compassion scale Neff (2003) among undergraduates student. Methods: In this descriptive survey using a multistage cluster sampling, a random sample 353 patients (182 male and 171 female) students were chosen. Results: Exploratory factor analysis revealed six factors of this scale with Extraction Sums of Squared Loadings (75/11) which this scale shows the construct validity. Cronbach's alpha coefficient and split-half reliability of this construct were 0/87 and 0/76 respectively. Correlations between the subscales represent the convergence validity. Conclusion: The results show that the Persian version this scale has good reliability and validity among undergraduate students to measure these features can be used in psychological research.