Does Self-Compassion Predict Spiritual Experiences of Turkish University Students?


AKIN A. , AKIN U.

JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, cilt.56, ss.109-117, 2017

  • Cilt numarası: 56 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10943-015-0138-y
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.109-117

Özet

The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on spiritual experiences. Participants were 285 university students. In this study, the self-compassion scale and the spiritual experiences scale were used. 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 spiritual experiences. According to regression results, spiritual experiences were predicted negatively by self-judgment and over-identification. Further common humanity predicted spiritual experiences in a positive way. Self-compassion has explained 21 % of the variance in spiritual experiences.