Brief report: Self-compassion, physical health and the mediating role of health-promoting behaviours.

@article{Dunne2018BriefRS,
  title={Brief report: Self-compassion, physical health and the mediating role of health-promoting behaviours.},
  author={Sara Dunne and David Sheffield and Joseph Chilcot},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={993-999}
}
To test the hypothesis that self-compassion predicts better physical health and that this is partially mediated through health-promoting behaviours, 147 adults completed self-report measures of self-compassion, health-promoting behaviours and physical health. Self-compassion and health-promoting behaviours were negatively associated with physical symptom scores. Self-compassion was positively associated with health-promoting behaviours. A bootstrapped mediation model confirmed a significant… CONTINUE READING
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