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Self-compassion as a predictor of mental health in Iranian refugees in the Netherlands

Ghasemy, Fariba (2020) Self-compassion as a predictor of mental health in Iranian refugees in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:This study aims to explore the mental health and self-compassion among Iranian refugees in the Netherlands. It also intends to investigate the association of (positive and negative) mental health and self-compassion with socio-demographic and migration-related variables. Finally, it examines the correlation between (positive and negative) mental health and self-compassion. Results showed that more than half of the Iranian refugees (69.8%) were labeled as definite cases for depression and anxiety. Iranian refugees had a low level of positive mental health within the range scores of 0-5, (M = 2.1, SD = 1.2). They also showed a moderate level of self-compassion within the range scores of (1-5), (M = 3.1, SD = 0.8). Furthermore, self-compassion displayed a significant negative correlation with depression and anxiety, and a significant positive correlation with positive mental health in refugees. It can be concluded that a large number of Iranian refugees in the Netherlands suffer from severe depression, anxiety, and low mental wellbeing. This study also showed that self-compassion might be a predictor of positive and negative mental health among refugees. Future experimental research on self-compassion and mental health is needed to provide insight into whether an increase in self-compassion can improve the mental health of refugees.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81576
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