SELF-COMPASSION AND GRIT AMONG YOUNG ADULTS
Author(s):
Vijayashree R, Ayesha Arif Zinna
Keywords:
Self-compassion, Grit, Young adults
Abstract
The current study examined the gender differences in self-compassion and grit among young adults. The study also investigated the relationship between self-compassion and grit among young adults. Two hundred young adults (Male: 100, Female: 100) from the state of Tamil Nadu, completed the Self-Compassion Scale and the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S). Independent samples t-tests were computed to find out if there were any gender differences in these variables. Pearson’s product moment correlations were carried out to find if there were any significant relationship between the variables. The analysis revealed that there was a significant gender difference in self-compassion between male and female young adults, female young adults had higher levels of self-compassion when compared to males. There was a significant gender difference in mindfulness subscale of self-compassion between male and female young adults. Female young adults had higher levels of mindfulness when compared to males. There were no significant gender differences in self-kindness, self-judgment, common-humanity, isolation, over-identification subscales of self-compassion and grit between male and female young adults. There was a significant positive relationship between self-kindness and grit, mindfulness and grit and self-compassion and grit among the male and female young adults. There was a significant negative relationship between self-judgment and grit, between isolation and grit and over-identification and grit among the male and female young adults. There was no significant relationship between common-humanity and grit among the male and female young adults.
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Unique Paper ID: 151254

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 12

Page(s): 271 - 277
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