Self-compassion and Submissive Behavior


AKIN A.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.34, no.152, pp.138-147, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 152
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-147

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between self-compassion and submissive behaviors. Participants were 755 university students who were enrolled at a mid-size state University, in Turkey. In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Submissive Acts Scale were used. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found negatively related to submissive behavior. On the other hand, self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found to be positively correlated to submissive behavior. According to path analysis results, submissive behavior was predicted negatively by self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Further self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification predicted submissive behavior in a positive way. This research shows that self-compassion has a direct impact on submissive behavior.