Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Self-Compassion as a Moderator between Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Functioning
by Lapinski, Laura, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 42; 13864585
Abstract (Summary)

Self-compassion is a construct used to define the feelings of kindness and caring an individual shows to themselves. There are three distinct components necessary to practice self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. The purpose of this study was to examine how to best use self-compassion to improve emotion regulation thus improving interpersonal functioning as such knowledge would be beneficial in our everyday life as well as in mental health treatments. Participants were 125 undergraduate students who completed online surveys on self-compassion, emotion regulation and maladaptive interpersonal functioning. The study found there was a significant relationship between self-compassion and emotion regulation as well as emotion regulation and maladaptive interpersonal functioning. Although self-compassion did not moderate the relations between emotion regulation and interpersonal functioning, the initial results suggest how self-compassion can be further used in clinical practice to enhance emotion regulation and interpersonal functioning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ro, Eunyoe
Commitee: Pomerantz, Andrew, Segrist, Dan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Emotion regulation, Interpersonal functioning, Self-compassion
Publication Number: 13864585
ISBN: 978-1-392-26029-6
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