Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

The Relationships of Self-Compassion and Stress Among Emerging Adults Experiencing Early Adult Crisis

Authors
Jennifer Amanda1, *, Roswiyani Roswiyani2, Heryanti Satyadi3
1Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia
2Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia
3Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: jenniferamanda1202@gmail.com
Corresponding Author
Jennifer Amanda
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.029How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Early Adult Crisis; Stress; Self-Compassion
Abstract

Early adult crisis is a period of early adult development that often causes high stress in emerging adulthood and has the potential to affect negatively on health and well-being of emerging adults. Self-compassion as a personal response that is positive, supporting and caring for oneself has been found to be an effective coping strategy in reducing stress. Thus, this study aims to investigate the association of self-compassion and stress on emerging adults experiencing early adult crisis. This research is a correlational study with a cross sectional design; and involved 211 early adults age 18-25 years, man and woman, and experiencing a period of early adulthood crisis. Data were collected from two questionnaires: stress questionnaire (Emerging Adult Stress Inventory) and a self-compassion questionnaire (Self-Compassion Scale). Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation to determine the association between stress and self-compassion. The result shows several findings. First, stress can be reduced by improving self-compassion in emerging adults (r = −.694, p <0.01). Second, the positive dimensions of self-compassion have the potential to reduce stress which consist of self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Third, the negative dimensions of self-compassion can lead to increase stress which consist of self-judgment, isolation, and overidentification. In terms of clinical implications, these findings may be useful for practitioners and clinicians to focus on developing self-compassion-based interventions to reduce the impact of stress in early adult during their crisis period.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.029How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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