Date of Award
Master of Science
Jia Wei Zhang
Ryan L Farmer
Abstract This meta-analysis sought to examine the relation between self-compassion and psychological flexibility as well as to add to the literature pertaining to potential moderators of this relation. The study extracted 104 unique effect sizes (Pearson’s r) from 44 samples, with data from 11,660 participants. Consistent with prior research, results indicated a moderate positive relation (.62) between self-compassion and psychological flexibility. However, the study did not find any significant moderation effects for age or gender. All studies used a variation of the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) including the Self-Compassion Scale – Short Form and the Self-Compassion Scale – Positive Factors. The implications of these findings could help practitioners and researchers seeking to promote psychological well-being and positive coping strategies in their clients. Further research is needed to clarify the unique contributions of the different components of -compassion to psychological well-being and to identify the most effective ways to promote these constructs in diverse populations.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Moreno, Jordan, "Self-Compassion and Psychological Flexibility: A Meta-Analysis of Relations" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3114.