Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014, 53-62

Original scientific paper

The Predictive Role of Self-Compassion on Social Well-Being in Turkish University Students

Umran Akin - Faculty of Education, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey

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The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on social well-being. Participants were 329 university students (170 women, 159 men; M age = 20.5 yr.). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Social Well-being Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and social well-being 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 social well-being. According to regression results, social well-being was predicted negatively by self-judgment, isolation and over-identification. Further self-kindness and common humanity predicted social well-being in a positive way. Self-compassion has explained 33% of the variance in social well-being. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and dependent recommendations to the area were given.

Self-compassion, social well-being, multiple regression analysis

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