What is it about?

Shame is a painful emotion that emerges when one’s self-image is threatened by feelings of being bad, worthless, weak, exposed, isolated, and unlovable. The aim of the present study is to validate a measure of shame proneness in the French language. Overall, results from the current study support the validity and reliability of the international French adaptation of the ESS in a French-Canadian sample.

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Why is it important?

The French language is spoken by 300 million people worldwide (Organisation internationale de la francophonie, 2018). However, to this date there are only very few options to measure shame feelings with a French-speaking population. It can be relevant to assess shame in various research, but also in psychotherapy. Our adaptation of the Experience of Shame Scale provides a new alternative to already existing measures in French.

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This page is a summary of: French adaptation of the Experience of Shame Scale: Validation in a French-Canadian sample., Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, October 2021, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/cbs0000272.
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