Correction to: Association among dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and leukocyte telomere length in Chinese adults

Correction to: BMC Psychol 7, 47 (2019)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-019-0323-y

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in coding of the Isolation subscale of the Self-Compassion Scale.

Namely, the mean score for SCS-Isolation reported in Table 2 should be 2.79 (SD = .91). Following this correction, the mean score of the overall SCS scale should be 2.96 (SD = .59).

Re-analyses using the newly computed scores showed there was a trend for self-compassion to be positively associated with leukocyte telomere length (LTL), β = .13, ΔR2 = .02, p = .10. The trend remains after including age as a covariate in the analyses, β = .13, ΔR2 = .02, p = .09. The association between the isolation subscale and LTL remained insignificant (with or without including age as a covariate) following the re-analyses.

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    Keng S, Yim OS, Lai PS, et al. Association among dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and leukocyte telomere length in Chinese adults. BMC Psychol. 2019;7:47 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-019-0323-y.

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Keng, S., Yim, O.S., Lai, P.S. et al. Correction to: Association among dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and leukocyte telomere length in Chinese adults. BMC Psychol 8, 65 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00433-1

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