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The Underlying Challenges to Self-Compassion Practise on Non-Clinical Adults: A Qualitative Perspective

Salazar, Ashley (2020) The Underlying Challenges to Self-Compassion Practise on Non-Clinical Adults: A Qualitative Perspective. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Self-compassion practise has been widely researched in a quantitative perspective. Most research on self-compassion lies on how beneficial it is to individual’s life. The current study aimed to explore obstacles underlying self-compassion practise on non-clinical adult samples, (N = 10) and to replicate research findings from Pauley and McPherson, and Campion and Glover study. Participants underwent one-to-one semi-structured interviews. Using Thematic Analysis, we found two main themes that we believe had obtain our aim: Obstacles to Self-Compassion: Past Experiences; Having Automatic Negative Response to Negative Situations; Constant Negative Self-Criticism; Having Low Self-Esteem; and Fixated on Responsibilities, and Ways to Overcome Self-Compassion: Engaging in Rational Self-Reflection; Having a Positive Social Support System; and Being Compassionate to Others. We also discussed the study’s limitations. Our findings suggest the importance of implementing the fundamental meaning and practise of self-compassion at a young age.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:45
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4873

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