The Predictive Role of Self-Compassion on Entrapment in Turkish University Students

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UNIVERSITAS PSYCHOLOGICA, vol.14, no.2, pp.423-431, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.11144/javeriana.upsy14-2.prsc
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-431


The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on entrapment. Participants were 338 university students (185 women, 153 men; M age = 20.5 yr.). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Entrapment Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and entrapment 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 entrapment. According to regression results, entrapment was predicted positively by self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification. Further self-kindness and common humanity predicted entrapment in a negative way. Self-compassion has explained 50% of the variance in entrapment. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and dependent recommendations to the area were given.