ERIC Number: EJ1097288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Compassion as a Mediator of Maladaptive Perfectionism and Depressive Symptoms in College Students
Mehr, Kristin E.; Adams, Aimee C.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v30 n2 p132-145 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among maladaptive perfectionism, self-compassion, and depressive symptoms in college students. It was hypothesized that self-compassion would mediate the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms, with maladaptive perfectionism related to lower levels of self-compassion, and lower levels of self-compassion related to greater endorsement of depressive symptoms. Results supported partial mediation, indicating that self-compassion partially accounts for the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Correlation, Altruism, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Gender Differences, Age Differences, Educational Finance, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences, Geographic Location, College Credits, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
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