Compassionate Love Scale Validation

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Dinie Ratri Desiningrum
Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia
Fajrianthi Fajrianthi
Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Urip Purwono
Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Indonesia
Dewi Retno Suminar
Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Endang Retno Surjaningrum
Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Compassionate love is an important concept in a relationship, defined as an attitude towards other people, both close others and foreign; contain feelings, cognitions, and behaviors that focus on caring, attention, tenderness, and orientation to support, help, and understand others. The purpose of this study is to validate Compassionate Love Scale (CLS) developed by Sprecher and Fehr. The method of translating into Indonesian refers to the International Test
Commission. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted on data from 185 subjects (consisting of mothers and caregivers). The results show that the second order CFA measurement model is a model that is fit with CLS. The reliability of the three CLS dimensions is high based on Composite Reliability (CR) and Average Variance Extracted (AVE) values, namely: (1) tenderness and caring (0.895; 0.552); (2) acceptance and understanding (0.907; 0.594); and (3) helping and sacrifice (0.954; 0.749). In addition, CLS also fulfills convergent and discriminant validity. Thus, Compassionate Love Scale (CLS) translation results are a valid and reliable scale for use in Indonesia.
Keywords: compassionate love, scale validation, confirmatory factor analysis, caregiver, ASD