The aims of this study was to determine the relationship between self-compassion and subjective well-being in adolescents. The proposed hypothesis is that higher self-compassion correlates with higher subjective well-being. Boy and girl adolescent students (ages14 to 20 years old) were the subject of research as students. Data are collected using the scale on terms of the scale -compassion theory suggested by Neff (2012) and subjective well-being adapted from Diener (1984). Data were analyzed with the using Pearson Product-Moment analysis. Results showed that self-compassion is positively correlated with subjective well-being with the value of (r =0.487; p = 0.000 [p < 0.01]). Additional analysis was also presented to compare the primary study variables with the variables gender, grade, and age group. There was no difference in self-compassion or subjective well-being with respect to gender (p = 0.125; [p > 0.05]) and grade (subjective well-being with respect to gender p = 0.969, self-compassion with respect to gender: p = 0.153 [p > 0.05]). Regarding age, study participants younger than 17 years of age do not show a correlation with subjective well-being.
Reginasart, A., & Gusniarti, U. (2016). Subjective well-being from the perspective of self-compassion in adolescents. In C. Roland-Lévy, P. Denoux, B. Voyer, P. Boski, & W. K. Gabrenya Jr. (Eds.), Unity, diversity and culture. Proceedings from the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/iaccp_papers/156