Self-compassion and life satisfaction: The mediating role of hope

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Yang, Ying, Zhang, Mengyuan and Kou, Yu. (2016) Self-compassion and life satisfaction: The mediating role of hope. Personality and Individual Differences. 98, pp. 91 - 95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.086
AuthorsYang, Ying, Zhang, Mengyuan and Kou, Yu
Abstract

The present study investigated the relationship between self-compassion, hope and life satisfaction in a sample of Chinese adults. Three hundred and twenty adults completed the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), the State Hope Scale (SHS) and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). The structural equation model's results showed that self-compassion was positively associated with hope and life satisfaction, that hope was positively associated with life satisfaction, and also that hope fully mediated the positive relationship between self-compassion and life satisfaction. Additionally, multi-group analyses showed that the structural model was not moderated by gender or age. The present study highlights the mediating role of hope as an underlying mechanism between self-compassion and life satisfaction. The theoretical and practical implications, as well as the limitations of the present study, are discussed.

KeywordsSelf-compassion; Life satisfaction; Hope; Well-being
Year2016
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Journal citation98, pp. 91 - 95
PublisherElsevier Ltd
ISSN0191-8869
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.086
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84962783571
Page range91 - 95
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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