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ERIC Number: EJ916803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Self-Compassion and Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions
Akin, Ahmet
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v39 p1-9 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between self-compassion and interpersonal cognitive distortions. Participants were 338 university students. In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and interpersonal cognitive distortions were examined using correlation analysis and the hypothesis model was tested through structural equation modeling. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found negatively and self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found positively related to interpersonal cognitive distortions. The model demonstrated excellent fit ([chi][superscript 2]/df= 1.37, p=0.036, GFI=0.97, AGFI=0.94, CFI=0.99, NFI=0.98, IFI=0.99, RFI=0.96, SRMR=0.036, and RMSEA=0.040) and also accounted for 93% of interpersonal cognitive distortions variances. According to path analysis results, interpersonal cognitive distortions were predicted negatively by self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Further self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification predicted interpersonal cognitive distortions in a positive way. Results were discussed in the light of the related literature. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey