The Relationship between mindfulness and resilience among adolescents: mediating role of self-compassion and difficulties in emotion regulation

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2016
Aydın Sünbül, Zeynep
The aim of the present study was to test a proposed model for the relationship between mindfulness and resilience as mediated by self-compassion and difficulties in emotion regulation among socio-economically disadvantaged adolescents. A total of 752 students (426 female, 326 male) between 14-19 age ranges (M = 15.82, SD=.88) participated in the study. The Demographic Information Form, 14-Item Resilience Scale (RS-14) (Wagnild, 2010; Terzi, 2006 for RS-25 Item), Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale-A (MAAS-A) (Brown, West, Loverich, & Biegel; 2011), Self-compassion Scale (SCS) (Neff, v 2003b, Akın, Akın, & Abacı, 2007) and Difficulties In Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) (Gratz & Roemer, 2004, Rugancı, 2008) were used as data collection instruments. In this study, path analysis was used to test the hypothesized relationship between mindfulness and resilience through the mediating effects of selfcompassion and difficulties in emotion regulation. The results of the path analysis indicated that mindfulness is a significant positive predictor for selfcompassion and a significant negative predictor of difficulties in emotion regulation. The direct relations of self-compassion and difficulties in emotion regulation to resilience were also significant. Self-compassion was also found to significantly and negatively predict difficulties in emotion regulation. In addition, both of the indirect paths from mindfulness to resilience through the mediating effects of self-compassion and difficulties in emotion regulation and also through the interaction of these paths were significant. The findings of the study showed that the proposed model explained 21% of the variance in the resilience scores of adolescents in this study.  

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Z. Aydın Sünbül, “The Relationship between mindfulness and resilience among adolescents: mediating role of self-compassion and difficulties in emotion regulation,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2016.