Volume 9 - Issue 3
The Mediator Role of Self-Compassion in the Relationship between Self-Concept and Communication Skills in Emerging Adults
Dilaram Billur ÇELİK ÖRNEK
Istanbul Kent University, Turkey
Yusuf Sacit YILMAZ
Marmara University, Turkey
Sena ÖZ
Istanbul Esenyurt University, Turkey
Meral KOÇ
Green Crescent Counseling Center, Turkey

This study aimed to examine the mediator role of self-compassion in the relationship between self-concept and communication skills of emerging adults, using a correlational research survey method to survey the impressions of 206 university students from various institutions across Turkey. The respondents were asked to fill out Social Comparison Scale, Self-Compassion Scale, and Communication Skills Scale to reveal that self-compassion partially mediated the relationship between self-concept and communication skills. Bootstrapping also showed that the indirect effect of self-concept on communication skills through self-compassion was significant. Individuals between adulthood and adolescence were found to perform the tasks expected of adolescence and ensure quality and satisfaction in life after graduation.The results revealed the connection between strong communication skills and positive self-concept and the fact that this connection can be addressed through self-compassion. Given that the most common reasons for university students to apply for psychological counseling concern problems around self-concept and communication/socialization, the inclusion of psycho-educational content in the concept of self-compassion in programs related to communication skills, using methods such as self-compassion awareness exercises can make a significant contribution in practice.
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