Self-compassion, Achievement Goals, and Coping with Academic Failure

  title={Self-compassion, Achievement Goals, and Coping with Academic Failure},
  author={Kristin D. Neff and Ya-Ping Hsieh and Kullaya Dejitterat},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  pages={263 - 287}
Two studies examined the relationship between self-compassion, academic achievement goals, and coping with perceived academic failure among undergraduates. Self-compassion entails being kind to oneself in instances of failure, perceiving one's experiences as part of the larger human experience, and holding painful feelings in mindful awareness. Study 1 (N = 222) found that self-compassion was positively associated with mastery goals and negatively associated with performance goals, a… 
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