Adherence to gender roles as a predictor of compassion and self-compassion in women and men.

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dc.contributor.advisor Benedict, Helen Elizabeth, 1946- Tatum, Kelsie J. 2012-08
dc.description.abstract Previous research has demonstrated consistent differences between men and women in self-reported compassion, but has yielded inconsistent results regarding sex differences in reported capacities for self-compassion. The current project sought to address these equivocal results by examining the relationships among compassion, self-compassion, and identification with traditional gender roles. Participants (N = 444) were recruited from a university subject pool and an online survey administration program and were administered the Compassionate Love scale (Sprecher & Fehr, 2005), the Compassion Scale (Pommier, 2010), the Self-Compassion Scale (Neff, 2003a), and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (Spence, Helmreich, & Stapp, 1974). Overall, results indicated that gender, as opposed to sex differences, accounted for a greater proportion of variance in participants’ reported levels of self-compassion. However, inconsistent with initial hypotheses, data suggested that women’s and men’s adherence to traditional gender roles was associated with higher, rather than lower, self-compassion scores. The implications of these results and directions of future study are discussed. en_US
dc.publisher en
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dc.subject Self-compassion. en_US
dc.subject Compassion. en_US
dc.subject Gender. en_US
dc.title Adherence to gender roles as a predictor of compassion and self-compassion in women and men. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Psy.D. en_US
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dc.contributor.department Psychology and Neuroscience. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience. en_US

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