The 16-item Relational Humility Scale (RHS) was used to measure humility. Items are completed using a 5-point Likert-like scale ranging from 1 = completely disagree to 5 = completely agree. The scale has three subscales: Global Humility, Superiority, and Self-Awareness. An example item is “He/she is humble.” Cronbach’s alphas for full scale score ranged from .90 to .95. In addition, the RHS has shown initial evidence of construct validity. It was found to correlate with empathy and forgiveness of an offender and positive relationship characteristics with a parent, such as closeness and positive and negative affect. This scale has also been used successfully at a self-report measure (Davis et al., 2013).
Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Van Tongeren, D. R., Gartner, A. L., Jennings, D. J., & Emmons, R. A. (2011). Relational humility: Conceptualizing and measuring humility as a personality judgment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 225-234.
Cultural Humility will be published by APA press in 2016. This book is on how to address cultural differences in therapy. The language of cultural competence is sometimes misleading, because one never truly gains cultural competence. This is a practical guide to a life-long process of learning and growing in one’s work with clients from various cultural backgrounds.
Handbook of Humility is now available. This is an edited book that highlights progress and future directions in the interdisciplinary study of humility.
Humility: Review of Measurement Strategies and Conceptualization as Personal Judgment
Social benefits of humility: Initiating and maintaining romantic relationships
Relational Humility: Conceptualizing and Measuring Humility as a Personality Judgment
Humility and the Development and Repair of Social Bonds: Two Longitudinal Studies
Cultural Humility: Measuring Openness to Culturally Diverse Clients
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