EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.34, ss.138-147, 2009
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.