Self-Compassion’s Correlation with Attachment for Middle School Adolescents

Sumbas E., Öztürk N.

Bartın Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.10, no.3, pp.598-612, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Bartın Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.598-612
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


The present study was conducted to investigate the correlation between self-compassion and attachment in adolescents. The data were collected by the authors and the students were informed about the study before proceeding to the data collection stage. In the study, the Self-Compassion Scale (Short Form) was used to measure the self-compassion levels of the students, and the Relationships Questionnaire (Adolescent Form) was used to determine the attachment styles of the students. The study group included 355 students attending 6th, 7th and 8th grades in public secondary schools in Turkey. Descriptive statistics, t-test, analysis of variance and simple linear correlation analysis were used in data analysis. The study findings demonstrated that there were low, negative and significant correlations between self-compassion levels of the students and their obsessive attachment and fearful attachment levels. Findings also demonstrated that there was no significant difference between self-compassion levels of the students based on gender, however there was a significant difference based on the age variable.