SELF-COMPASSION AS A PREDICTOR OF DEFEAT IN TURKISH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


AKIN A., AKIN Ü.

VOPROSY PSIKHOLOGII, no.5, pp.79-0, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: VOPROSY PSIKHOLOGII
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-0

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on defeat. Participants were 324 university students (196 women, 128 men; M age= 20.1 yr.). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Defeat Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and defeat were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found negatively and self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found positively related to defeat. According to regression results, defeat was predicted positively by self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification. Further self-kindness and common humanity predicted defeat in a negative way. Self-compassion has explained 39% of the variance in defeat. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and dependent recommendations to the area were given.