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Effects of a Brief Online Self-Compassion Intervention in College Students
Devon Brosnan & Christina Sheradon
Date:
April 22nd, 2022
Division:
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department:
Psychology Department
Mentor:
Melissa Ferguson
Mentor's e-mail:
mferguson25@occ.cccd.edu
Author's e-mail:
csheradon@student.cccd.edu
Presentation Slides
Abstract:

According to Kristin Neff, self-compassion is an individual being accepting of their own suffering and turbulence rather than disconnecting from the negative experiences. This study examined the effects of self-compassion induction on college students through self-report measures. The researchers distributed an online assessment to Orange Coast College students through campus organizations, faculty, and class participation. Measures pre- and post-induction included the Self Compassion Scale and a short-form version of the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory. Participants were randomly assigned into three conditions; a self-compassion induction group, a read-only group, and a control group. A control group was given information regarding black holes and was not given the guided prompts towards self-compassionate thinking. Results of the research show a significant increase in self-compassion scores in the induction group as compared to the other two conditions. These findings imply that self-compassion induction has an immediate effect on positive self-perception. Conditions could be adapted in future research to incorporate varying induction techniques that specifically target anxiety and stress, especially for online assessments.

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