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The Structure and Development of Dispositional Compassion in Early Adolescence
Lund University.
Af Chapmangymnasiet.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0398-0561
2016 (English)In: Journal of Early Adolescence, ISSN 0272-4316, E-ISSN 1552-5449, Vol. 36, no 6, 840-873 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Compassion may be directed towardat a broad range of targets. The present study investigated interrelations among other-directed compassion, self-compassion and environmental compassion in early adolescence (age 12-14; n = 256) and examined how the different manifestations of compassion were related to age and sex during this age period. Acts of Ccompassion directed at different targets were[1]  assessed through self-reports and peer nominations. SEM-analysis supported a model that displayedportrayed compassion toward self, others and the environment as three distinct, but interrelated factors. Other-directed compassion and environmental compassion were higher in girls than in boys. There was a decrease in self-compassion with age, which was linked to negative self-perceptions in 13- and 14-year-old girls. The roles of experience and cognitive factors in linking different forms of compassion were discussed.

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2016. Vol. 36, no 6, 840-873 p.
Keyword [en]
self-compassion, environmental concern, perspective taking, sympathy, personality development
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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Social Sciences, Psychology; Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52873DOI: 10.1177/0272431615594461ISI: 000380271500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-52873DiVA: diva2:932398
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Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2016-11-11Bibliographically approved

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