Search ETDs:
The Relation Between Self-Compassion, Depression, and Forgiveness of Others
Skoda, Ashley Mae

2011, Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Dayton, Psychology, Clinical.
This study examined the role of self-compassion and its relationship to depression and forgiveness. Participants (n = 96) were recruited from undergraduate psychology classes at a medium-sized Midwestern Catholic university. Participants completed self-report questionnaires assessing self-compassion, forgiveness, depression, and rumination. Consistent with hypotheses, rumination mediated the relationship between self-compassion and depression. The above mediation was also examined using the self-compassion subscale “isolation” because this subscale related strongest to rumination and depression. It was found that self-compassion “isolation” and rumination independently predicted depression significantly. This study also found that self-compassion correlated with forgiveness. More specifically, positive aspects of self-compassion (mindfulness, self-kindness) were closely related to forgiveness of others. This seems to suggest not only that measures of well-being are often related to each other, but also that mindfulness and self-kindness, specifically, may be two integral parts involved in forgiveness. Implications and study limitations are discussed.
Mark Rye, PhD (Committee Chair)
Jack Bauer, PhD (Committee Co-Chair)
Melissa Layman-Guadalupe, PhD (Committee Member)
64 p.

Recommended Citations

Hide/Show APA Citation

Skoda, A. (2011). The Relation Between Self-Compassion, Depression, and Forgiveness of Others. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

Hide/Show MLA Citation

Skoda, Ashley. "The Relation Between Self-Compassion, Depression, and Forgiveness of Others." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Dayton, 2011. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 22 Nov 2017.

Hide/Show Chicago Citation

Skoda, Ashley "The Relation Between Self-Compassion, Depression, and Forgiveness of Others." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Dayton, 2011. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

Files

dayton1314061381.pdf (234.66 KB) View|Download