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The Association between Self-Compassion and Perceived Stress on the Within-Person and Between-Person Level

Böggemann, Max (2020) The Association between Self-Compassion and Perceived Stress on the Within-Person and Between-Person Level.

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Abstract:This study examined self-compassion and perceived stress on a daily basis in order to examine how self-compassion and perceived stress are associated on the between-person level and furthermore, it was examined in detail on the within-person level, by investigating individual data patterns of six randomly selected participants and by using linear mixed model. Moreover, the expected negative association between trait self-compassion and trait perceived stress was examined as a repetition of past research. A longitudinal online study was conducted with a sample of 35 college students over a time span of seven days. Daily fluctuations of state self-compassion and state perceived stress were measured with three single-item questions at three time points per day. The Self-Compassion Scale Short-Form (SCS-SF) and the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) were used to assess the general trait level once. Linear mixed model (LMM) and linear regression were used for the analysis. Besides the moderate negative association found on the between-person and within-person level in general, some data patterns showed stable state self-compassion levels while the perceived stress levels fluctuated. Trait self-compassion and trait perceived stress have shown to be strongly negatively correlated which is in line with past research.
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/82492
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