Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Self- compassion among Yazd University Students

Document Type : Research Paper



This study aims to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-compassion among students. The statistical population of this study includes Yazd university students studying in 2015-2016 academic year. A sample of 375 students was selected through stratified sampling strategy. Shearing emotional intelligence questionnaire included self-motivation, self-awareness, social consciousness, social skills and self-control and Neff self-compassion questionnaire included self-kindness, self-criticism, a sense of common humanity, isolation, mind fullness and overidentifing were the instruments of this research. The research instruments were distributed among the students and they were asked to answer all the questions. The instruments were proved to have content validity and the reliability of them was determined by Cronbach's alpha coefficient. For data analysis, Pearson correlation coefficient and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) were used. The result of correlation matrix shows a positive and significant relationship between the emotional intelligence and self-compassion (p< 0.001). The results of structural equation modeling show there is a positive and significant relationship between these two variables and fitness of model is good.


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