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Self-compassion: a potential resource for young women athletes.
J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2011 Feb; 33(1):103-23.JS

Abstract

Self-compassion has demonstrated many psychological benefits (Neff, 2009). In an effort to explore self-compassion as a potential resource for young women athletes, we explored relations among self-compassion, proneness to self-conscious emotions (i.e., shame, guilt-free shame, guilt, shame-free guilt, authentic pride, and hubristic pride), and potentially unhealthy self-evaluative thoughts and behaviors (i.e., social physique anxiety, obligatory exercise, objectified body consciousness, fear of failure, and fear of negative evaluation). Young women athletes (N = 151; Mage = 15.1 years) participated in this study. Self-compassion was negatively related to shame proneness, guilt-free shame proneness, social physique anxiety, objectified body consciousness, fear of failure, and fear of negative evaluation. In support of theoretical propositions, self-compassion explained variance beyond self-esteem on shame proneness, guilt-free shame proneness, shame-free guilt proneness, objectified body consciousness, fear of failure, and fear of negative evaluation. Results suggest that, in addition to self-esteem promotion, self-compassion development may be beneficial in cultivating positive sport experiences for young women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21451173

Citation

Mosewich, Amber D., et al. "Self-compassion: a Potential Resource for Young Women Athletes." Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, vol. 33, no. 1, 2011, pp. 103-23.
Mosewich AD, Kowalski KC, Sabiston CM, et al. Self-compassion: a potential resource for young women athletes. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2011;33(1):103-23.
Mosewich, A. D., Kowalski, K. C., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Tracy, J. L. (2011). Self-compassion: a potential resource for young women athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33(1), 103-23.
Mosewich AD, et al. Self-compassion: a Potential Resource for Young Women Athletes. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2011;33(1):103-23. PubMed PMID: 21451173.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Self-compassion: a potential resource for young women athletes. AU - Mosewich,Amber D, AU - Kowalski,Kent C, AU - Sabiston,Catherine M, AU - Sedgwick,Whitney A, AU - Tracy,Jessica L, PY - 2011/4/1/entrez PY - 2011/4/1/pubmed PY - 2011/4/27/medline SP - 103 EP - 23 JF - Journal of sport & exercise psychology JO - J Sport Exerc Psychol VL - 33 IS - 1 N2 - Self-compassion has demonstrated many psychological benefits (Neff, 2009). In an effort to explore self-compassion as a potential resource for young women athletes, we explored relations among self-compassion, proneness to self-conscious emotions (i.e., shame, guilt-free shame, guilt, shame-free guilt, authentic pride, and hubristic pride), and potentially unhealthy self-evaluative thoughts and behaviors (i.e., social physique anxiety, obligatory exercise, objectified body consciousness, fear of failure, and fear of negative evaluation). Young women athletes (N = 151; Mage = 15.1 years) participated in this study. Self-compassion was negatively related to shame proneness, guilt-free shame proneness, social physique anxiety, objectified body consciousness, fear of failure, and fear of negative evaluation. In support of theoretical propositions, self-compassion explained variance beyond self-esteem on shame proneness, guilt-free shame proneness, shame-free guilt proneness, objectified body consciousness, fear of failure, and fear of negative evaluation. Results suggest that, in addition to self-esteem promotion, self-compassion development may be beneficial in cultivating positive sport experiences for young women. SN - 0895-2779 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21451173/Self_compassion:_a_potential_resource_for_young_women_athletes_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -