Effect of Self-compassion and Mindfulness on Eudaimonic Well-being
- Jain, Shreya (Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)
AbstractObjectives: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of mindfulness and self-compassion on eudaimonic well-being of Indian university students. Only a few researchers have investigated the effects of self-compassion and mindfulness on eudaimonic well-being. Moreover, these effects have not been well understood among the Indian student population. Methods: It was hypothesized that a statistically significant correlation between self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being, and a statistically significant correlation between mindfulness and eudaimonic well-being would be obtained. The sample consisted of 133 students (Mage = 20.18; SD = 1.35) with 36.8% (n = 49) males and 63.2% (n = 84) females; 91.0% (n = 121) undergraduate students and 9.0% (n = 12) postgraduate students. Data was collected using the Questionnaire for Eudaimonic well-being (QEWB), the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), and the Self-compassion Scale (SCS). Multiple linear regression was used to analyse data. Results: Data analysis revealed a significantly strong relationship between the outcome variable eudaimonic well-being and the two predictor variables together, mindfulness and self-compassion (R = .54). The proportion of variance in the outcome variable which could be explained by the model (the predictor variables) was 28.6% (R2 = .286), suggesting that the model is a good predictor of the outcome variable. Conclusion: The study indicated that mindfulness and self-compassion are essential psychological and emotional resources which could prove beneficial in enhancing meaningful experiences and strengthening eudaimonia.
Technical InformationResponse Rates: A representative sample of the university population was selected by inviting 170 participants from various undergraduate as well as post-graduate courses of Indian universities. An initial sample was obtained as 147 students volunteered to participate in the study pursuing either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees in the following courses: Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Engineering, Pharmacy, Communication, Chartered Accountancy and Arts. 14 cases (9.52%) of the sample presenting missing values in the questionnaires were revealed after an initial review of data, therefore, they were excluded from the sample. The final number of participants equalled 133 students (Mage = 20.18; SD = 1.35) with 36.8% (n = 49) males and 63.2% (n = 84) females; 91.0% (n = 121) undergraduate students and 9.0% (n = 12) postgraduate students
Technical InformationPresence of Common Scales: 1.Questionnaire for Eudaimonic well-being (QEWB) (Waterman et al., 2010)
2. The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) by Brown and Ryan (2003)
3. The Self-compassion Scale (SCS) by Neff (2003)
2020-03-01 / 2020-04-30Time Period: Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2020--Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020
2020-03-01 / 2020-04-30Collection Date(s): Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2020--Thu Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020
18-25 years of age
Pursuing Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses
Studying in universities in India.
mail questionnaire; on-site questionnaire; self-enumerated questionnaire;
Update Metadata: 2020-06-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-06-10