Author: Shahzad Anwar
Supervisor: Afifa Anjum
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The current research was designed to investigate the relationship between the compassion, (self and toward others), rumination and psychological well-being in young adults. It was hypothesized that there would be relationship between compassion, (self and toward others), rumination and psychological well-being in young adults. Moreover rumination is likely to be a mediator in relationship between compassion and psychological well-being of young adults. And gender is likely to play a difference in study variables. Correlational research design was used. Convenient sampling technique was used to recruit the participants. Sample was consisted of both male and female university students. Sample size was 50 in each group. This Self-Compassion Scale-Short Form (Neff, 2011) was used to assess self-compassion. The Compassion scale (Pommier, 2011) was used to assess compassion with others. Rumination scale (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2003) was used to assess rumination level in young adults. Bradburn Scale of Psychological Well- being (Bradburn, 1969) was used to measure psychological well-being. Pearson product moment co-relation, independent samples t-test, and mediation analysis through hierarchical regression analysis were applied. There was positive relationship between self-compassion and compassion with others, negative relationship between self-compassion and rumination and significant positive relationship between self-compassion and psychological well-being.Rumination partially mediates the relationship between compassion with others and psychological well- being. Females were high on compassion with others and psychological well-being, whereas males were high on self-compassion and rumination.
Keywords: .Compassion, Rumination, Psychological Well-being, Young Adults.
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