International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2011, Vol. 2(3) 25-33

Self-Compassion And Self-Deception

Ahmet AKIN

pp. 25 - 33   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2011.006

Published online: December 01, 2011  |   Number of Views: 330  |  Number of Download: 700


The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationships between self-compassion and self- deception. Participants were 544 university students from Sakarya University, Turkey, who completed the Self- compassion Scale and the Self-deception Scale. Results demonstrated that self-kindness, awareness of common humanity, and mindfulness positively and self-judgment, common humanity, and isolation negatively related to self- deception. Results from structural equation modeling showed that the model fitted well (yİ = 38.88, df = 19, p = .0046, GFI = .98, AGFI = .97, CFI = .99, NFI = .98, RFI = .98, IFI = .99, RMSEA = .044, and SRMR= .045). According to this model self-deception was predicted positively by self-kindness, awareness of common humanity, and mindfulness and negatively by self-judgment, common humanity, and isolation. Results were discussed in the light of literature.

Keywords: self-compassion, self-deception, structural equation modeling

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APA 6th edition
AKIN, A. (2011). Self-Compassion And Self-Deception. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 2(3), 25-33.

AKIN, A. (2011). Self-Compassion And Self-Deception. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 2(3), pp. 25-33.

Chicago 16th edition
AKIN, Ahmet (2011). "Self-Compassion And Self-Deception". International Journal of Educational Researchers 2 (3):25-33.

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