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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

AHMET, Akın  and  UMRAN, Akın. Examining the predictive role of self-compassion on flourishing in Turkish university students. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.3, pp.802-807. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.31.3.192041.

The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on flourishing Participants were 278 university students (153 women, 125 men). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Flourishing Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and flourishing were examined using correlation and 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 flourishing. According to regression results, flourishing was predicted negatively by self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification. Further self-kindness and mindfulness predicted flourishing in a positive way. Self-compassion has explained 47% of the variance in flourishing. Results were discussed in the light of related literature.

Keywords : Self-compassion; flourishing; regression.

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