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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(6) 15-28

Association between Self-Compassion and Demographics of University Students Adjusted by Gratitude

Hermeet Kohli, Donna Wampole, Amarpreet Kohli, Cheng Peng & Dasha Polyakova

pp. 15 - 28   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2106-24-0006

Published online: December 11, 2022  |   Number of Views: 83  |  Number of Download: 241


The purpose of this quantitative research was to assess the association between self-compassion and demographics adjusted by gratitude for university students. A convenience sample of 104 social work students at a public northeastern in the United States completed an online survey that included Self-Compassion Scale Short Form (SCS-s), Gratitude Questionnaire, and demographic information. Increased gratitude was associated with increased self-compassion in all the tested models. Individuals aged 23 or younger, from larger households, leaning independents/moderate democrats, and higher spirituality, had a higher level of self-compassion. Students from rural areas had a higher level of self-compassion than those from suburban regions, but lower self-compassion than those residing in urban areas. Participants with advanced degree had relatively low self-compassion compared with those with a two-year or a four-year degree. Implications of the findings are discussed, including the potential value of incorporating self-compassion and gratitude training in curricular and extracurricular activities in universities.

Keywords: Demographics, Gratitude, Gratitude Practices, Self-Compassion, Self-Compassion Practices, University Students

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Kohli, H., Wampole, D., Kohli, A., Peng, C. & Polyakova, D. (2022). Association between Self-Compassion and Demographics of University Students Adjusted by Gratitude . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(6), 15-28. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.477.2

Kohli, H., Wampole, D., Kohli, A., Peng, C. and Polyakova, D. (2022). Association between Self-Compassion and Demographics of University Students Adjusted by Gratitude . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(6), pp. 15-28.

Chicago 16th edition
Kohli, Hermeet, Donna Wampole, Amarpreet Kohli, Cheng Peng and Dasha Polyakova (2022). "Association between Self-Compassion and Demographics of University Students Adjusted by Gratitude ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (6):15-28. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.477.2.

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