|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Don't be so hard on yourself! Changes in self-compassion during the first year of university are associated with changes in well-being|
Crocker, Peter R E
|Citation:||Gunnell K, Mosewich A, McEwen C, Eklund R & Crocker PRE (2017) Don't be so hard on yourself! Changes in self-compassion during the first year of university are associated with changes in well-being, Personality and Individual Differences, 107, pp. 43-48.|
|Abstract:||Introduction Well-being declines during the first year of university. We examined if change in self-compassion was indirectly related to change in well-being through change in psychological need satisfaction during the first year of university. Methods First year university students (N=189, 77.2% female) completed self-report questionnaires at the beginning of the first semester and approximately five months later. Path analysis and bootstrapping procedures were used to examine residualized change scores. Results Change in self-compassion was positively related to (ps<0.05) change in psychological need satisfaction (β=0.49) and negatively related to change in negative affect (β=−0.24). Change in psychological need satisfaction was positively associated (ps<0.05) with change in vitality (β=0.58) and change in positive affect (β=0.52) and negatively associated with change in negative affect (β=−0.29). Change in self-compassion was indirectly related to change in vitality (b=0.56, 95% bootstrapped bias corrected confidence interval (BcCI)[0.38, 0.77]), positive affect (b=0.41, 95%BcCI [0.27, 0.58]), and negative affect (b=−0.26, 95%BcCI[−0.41, −0.13]) through change in psychological need satisfaction. Conclusions During the first year of university, change in self-compassion was associated with change in well-being because self-compassion enhanced psychological need satisfaction. Results highlight the potential of enhancing self-compassion during first year university to help mitigate student declines in well-being.|
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