AKIN A., Eroglu Y.

STUDIA PSYCHOLOGICA, vol.55, no.2, pp.111-121, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.21909/sp.2013.02.629
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-121
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to examine the relationships between self-compassion and relational-interdependent self-construal. The participants were 338 university students. In this study, the Self-Compassion Scale and the Relational-Interdependent Self-Construal Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and relational-interdependent self-construal were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found positively related to relational-interdependent self-construal. On the other hand, self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found negatively correlated to relational-interdependent self-construal. Multiple regression analysis showed that relational-interdependent self-construal was predicted positively only by common humanity. However, relational-interdependent self-construal was negatively explained by isolation, self-judgment, and over-identification, According to standardized beta coefficients, the most significant predictor of relational-interdependent self-construal was isolation. Results were discussed in the light of the related literature.