International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Development and Validation of the Compassion of Others’ Lives Scale (The COOL Scale)
Jyh-Hann Chang, Joseph Fresco, Bonnie Green

This is a presentation of research concerning the development and validation of a 26 item measure of Compassion of Others’ Lives. The Compassion of Others’ Lives Scale (COOL scale) was developed and validated in 2 studies with a total of 355 participants. Data was collected in the United States from students at a northeast Pennsylvania college campus. Results indicated that the COOL scale has a high internal consistency. Test-retest suggests excellent reliability; convergent and discriminate validity confirmed the 2 subtests of the COOL scale to measure the constructs of compassion. The implications for the COOL scale are discussed.

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