Proceedings of The International Conference on Future of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Prediction of Ruminative Thought Style Using University Students’ Self-Compassion: Case of Cappadocia University
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between self-compassion and ruminative thought style. The general survey method has been applied in the research. The research was carried out with 471 volunteer students studying at Cappadocia University in Turkey, during the 2018-2019 academic year. The study data have been collected using the Self-Compassion Scala, the Ruminative Thought Style Questionnaire, and a personal information form. Correlation analysis has been conducted to determine whether a relationship exists between self-compassion and ruminative thought style and the effects of the self-compassion on ruminative thought style has been analyzed through the use of simple regression analysis. The analyses of the data were carried out via SPSS 21. The results showed that there is a negative significant relationship between self-compassion and ruminative thought style (β =-,441; p=,000). According to the result self-compassion was the negative predictor of ruminative thought style.
Keywords: ruminative thought style, self-compassion, university students.