SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, cilt.123, ss.29-38, 2015
The goal of this research is to investigate the predictive role of self-compassion on sense of community. Participants were 401 high school students (211 women, 190 men). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Sense of Community Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and sense of community were examined using correlation analysis and multiple 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 sense of community. According to regression results, sense of community was predicted negatively by isolation. Further self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness predicted sense of community in a positive way. Self-compassion has explained 17 % of the variance in sense of community. The results were discussed within the context of the related literature.