AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PREDICTIVE ROLE OF SELF-COMPASSION ON SUBJECTIVE HAPPINESS IN TURKISH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Ahmet Akin, Akin Umran
unpublished
The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on subjective happiness. Participants were 302 (160 women, 142 men; M age= 20.9 yr.). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Subjective Happiness Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and subjective happiness were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were
more » ... lf-compassion were found positively and self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found negatively related to subjective happiness. According to regression results, subjective happiness was predicted negatively by self-judgment and isolation. Further self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness predicted subjective happiness in a positive way. Self-compassion has explained 29% of the variance in subjective happiness. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and dependent recommendations to the area were given.
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