The Mediating Role of Self-Compassion in the Relationship between Perceived Social Support and the Impact of Home Quarantine for Patients with Covid-19

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan. Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Psychology , Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


This study aims to examine the mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived social support and the impact of a forced home quarantine event for patients with Covid-19. This study is basic, descriptive, cross-sectional, and correlational. The statistical population consists of men and women aged 18 and over with Covid-19 who were undergoing home quarantine nationwide. From these individuals, 240 samples were selected for a structural model using the purposive nonprobability method. The time of implementation of the study was January 2021, coinciding with the third wave of the disease in Iran. The instruments were the Short Form of Self-Compassion Scale (SCS-SF), the Revised Event Impact Scale (IES-R), and the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (MSPSS). To collect information, questionnaires were created online and sent to participants through cyberspace. Data was analyzed using Pearson moment correlation coefficient and structural equation modelling technique with SPSS version 22 and AMOS software, and to test the significance of indirect paths, bootstrap analysis was used according to Macro Preacher and Hayes (2008). The results showed the significance of the mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived social support and the impact of the home quarantine event on patients (p < 0.01). The results indicated that self-compassion could mediate the corresponding effect of social support to reduce the impact of home quarantine. Therefore, health professionals should prescribe self-compassion guidelines for psychological self-care to all people, especially the ill, during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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