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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(6) 201-214

Self-Compassion as a Mediator Between Perfectionism and Life-Satisfaction Among University Students

Ezgi Ekin Şahin

pp. 201 - 214   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2105-05-0003.R2

Published online: December 03, 2021  |   Number of Views: 282  |  Number of Download: 523


Using a correlational method, this study investigates the mediation role of self-compassion in the relationship between perfectionism dimensions and life satisfaction among university students. A sample of 246 students (171 females and 75 males, M = 21.40 years, SD = 2.02) from several universities participated in the study. Turkish versions of the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised, the Self-Compassion Scale, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale were used as data collection tools. Using structural equation modeling, the results show that self-compassion fully mediates the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and life-satisfaction. On the other hand, there is no significant relationship between adaptive perfectionism and life-satisfaction. The Bootstrap Method that was used to assess the magnitude of the indirect effects indicates that the indirect effect of self-compassion on the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and life-satisfaction is significant. The implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed in line with the related literature.

Keywords: Life-Satisfaction, Perfectionism, Self-Compassion, Structural Equation Modeling

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APA 6th edition
Sahin, E.E. (2021). Self-Compassion as a Mediator Between Perfectionism and Life-Satisfaction Among University Students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(6), 201-214. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.382.14

Sahin, E. (2021). Self-Compassion as a Mediator Between Perfectionism and Life-Satisfaction Among University Students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(6), pp. 201-214.

Chicago 16th edition
Sahin, Ezgi Ekin (2021). "Self-Compassion as a Mediator Between Perfectionism and Life-Satisfaction Among University Students ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (6):201-214. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.382.14.

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