Examining the predictive role of self-compassion on flourishing in Turkish university students

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ANALES DE PSICOLOGIA, vol.31, no.3, pp.802-807, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.6018/analesps.31.3.192041
  • Title of Journal : ANALES DE PSICOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.802-807


The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on flourishing. Participants were 278 university students (153 women, 125 men). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Flourishing Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and flourishing were examined using correlation and regression analysis. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found positively and self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found negatively related to flourishing. According to regression results, flourishing was predicted negatively by self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification. Further self-kindness and mindfulness predicted flourishing in a positive way. Self-compassion has explained 47% of the variance in flourishing. Results were discussed in the light of related literature.