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A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms

Lopez, A., Sanderman, R. & Schroevers, M. J., Oct-2018, In : Mindfulness. 9, 5, p. 1470-1478 9 p.

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Lopez, A., Sanderman, R., & Schroevers, M. J. (2018). A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms. Mindfulness, 9(5), 1470-1478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0891-6

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Lopez, Angelica ; Sanderman, Robbert ; Schroevers, Maya J. / A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms. In: Mindfulness. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 1470-1478.

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Lopez, A, Sanderman, R & Schroevers, MJ 2018, 'A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms' Mindfulness, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1470-1478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0891-6

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A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms. / Lopez, Angelica; Sanderman, Robbert; Schroevers, Maya J.

In: Mindfulness, Vol. 9, No. 5, 10.2018, p. 1470-1478.

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Lopez A, Sanderman R, Schroevers MJ. A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms. Mindfulness. 2018 Oct;9(5):1470-1478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0891-6


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title = "A Close Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Depressive Symptoms",
abstract = "Self-compassion has shown to be beneficial for individuals' wellbeing; in particular, it has been associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms. The purpose of this study was to further explore the association between self-compassion, as measured by the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), and depressive symptoms, in a large representative sample of community adults (n=734, Mean age=55.7, SD=15.2). We examined the association of depressive symptoms with the SCS total score, the SCS six subscales (i.e., self-kindness, common humanity, mindfulness, self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification), and the SCS positive and negative items (referred to as self-compassion and self-coldness, respectively). In addition, we explored the predictive ability of self-compassion, self-coldness, and the SCS six subscales on depressive symptoms both cross-sectionally and over a 1-year period of time. Finally, we sought to test the moderating role of self-compassion on the association between self-coldness and depressive symptoms. Results showed that the SCS negative items and subscales were more strongly related to depressive symptoms than the SCS positive items and subscales. Accordingly, self-coldness was a stronger predictor of depressive symptoms, cross-sectionally and over a 1-year timeframe, when compared with self-compassion. Particularly, the feeling of being isolated was shown to be strongly associated with depressive symptoms. We did not find substantial evidence for a moderating role of self-compassion on the association between self-coldness and depressive symptoms. Future research needs to determine the added value of assessing self-coldness and whether or not it is an essential part of self-compassion.",
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KW - CRITICISM

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