Self-Compassion in Relation to Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Demographical Aspects

  • Luciana Karine de Souza Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Claudio Simon Hutz Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Abstract

This study investigated relationships between self-compassion, self-efficacy, and self-esteem, as well as age and sex differences and other sociodemographic variables in relation to self-compassion. Four-hundred and thirty-two Brazilian adults (50% women) from nearly all country states participated in the study filling out a sociodemographic survey and three scales: self-compassion, self-efficacy, and self-esteem. Comparisons of means between self-compassion and pairs of groups designed by sociodemographic data showed higher self-compassion in men, people aged from 31 to 66 years-old, not under psychiatric medication, without a job, and with children. Results also showed that self-compassion is highly correlated with self-esteem and self-efficacy. We highlight that results are sample dependent and further studies on self-compassion need to be conducted in Brazil.

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Published
2016-08-01
How to Cite
Souza, L., & Hutz, C. (2016). Self-Compassion in Relation to Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Demographical Aspects . Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 26(64), 181-188. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272664201604
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