Self-compassion and rejection sensitivity

Hakan Saricam, Enes Ergun, Halis Sakiz

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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between self-compassion and rejection sensitivity. Design: Self-compassion and are current concepts in social psychology and positive psychology. Preliminary evidence suggests that self-compassion is related to cognitive based social personality traits such as extraversion, social connectedness, self-determination, and feeling interpersonally connected to others. Also, rejection sensitivity is very important factor for interpersonal relationship. I wonder, are there any relation between self-compassion and rejection sensitivity.Methods: Participants were 220 university students who were enrolled at a mid-size state university in Turkey. In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Rejection Sensitivity Scale were used. The obtained data was analysed with Pearson momentler correlation analysis, multiple linear regression and path analysis.Results: In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness sub-factors of self-compassion were found negatively related to rejection sensitivity. On the other hand, self-judgment, isolation and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found to be positively correlated to rejection sensitivity. According to regression analysis results, rejection sensitivity was predicted negatively by self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness. Further self-judgment, isolation and over-identification predicted rejection sensitivity in a positive way.Conclusions: This research shows that self-compassion has a direct impact on rejection sensitivity. Namely, self-compassion is very important predictor for rejection sensitivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Social Psychology Section Annual Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherBritish Psychological Society
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 Social Psychology Section Annual Conference - University of St Andrews - United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201223 Aug 2012


Conference2012 Social Psychology Section Annual Conference
CityUniversity of St Andrews - United Kingdom


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