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    Self-Compassion Moderates the Effect of Contingent Self-Esteem on Well-Being: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Survey and Experiment

    Ruirui Zhang1, Xuguang Zhang2, Minxin Yang3, Haoran Zhang4,5,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 117-126, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.045819

    Abstract Contingent self-esteem captures the fragile nature of self-esteem and is often regarded as suboptimal to psychological functioning. Self-compassion is another important self-related concept assumed to promote mental health and well-being. However, research on the relation of self-compassion to contingent self-esteem is lacking. Two studies were conducted to explore the role of self-compassion, either as a personal characteristic or an induced mindset, in influencing the effects of contingent self-esteem on well-being. Study 1 recruited 256 Chinese college students (30.4% male, mean age = 21.72 years) who filled out measures of contingent self-esteem, self-compassion, and well-being. The… More >

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    Self-Compassion as a Mediator in the Effect of Dispositional Mindfulness on Anxiety and Aggressiveness in College Students with Left-Behind Experience

    Si Yu1, Chunyang Zhang2, Yijun Lin1, Qian Zhang3, Wei Xu1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 71-81, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011194

    Abstract Few studies have comprehensively explored the mechanism of the association between dispositional mindfulness and the process of internalization and externalization. Given that dispositional mindfulness can enhance the level of self-acceptance, the present study investigated the role of self-compassion in the effect of dispositional mindfulness on anxiety and aggressiveness among college students with left-behind experience (LBE). A total of 385 Chinese college students with LBE reported their level of dispositional mindfulness, anxiety symptoms, aggressiveness, and self-compassion. Dispositional mindfulness was negatively associated with anxiety and aggressiveness after controlling for gender, age, and whether they are the only More >

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