Contribution of self-compassion to positive mental health among Korean university students.

  title={Contribution of self-compassion to positive mental health among Korean university students.},
  author={Na Young Shin and Young-Jin Lim},
  journal={International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie},
  • N. Shin, Young-Jin Lim
  • Published 11 September 2018
  • Psychology
  • International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie
Although evidence suggests self-compassion can serve as an important predictor of positive mental health, few studies have examined the contribution of self-compassion to mental health. This study examined the relations between six components of self-compassion and three dimensions of positive mental health (Psychological, Emotional and Social Well-being) in young Korean adults. A sample of 689 Korean college students were administered the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) and the Mental Health… 
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