Self-Compassion, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction among MizoAdolescents

Rinpari Ralte and   Lalrinkimi Mizoram The present study aims to explore the relationship between self-compassion, self-esteem and life satisfaction among Mizo adolescents. In addition, the study attempts to highlight the predictability of self-compassion on self-esteem and life satisfaction. Data is collected from a random sample of eighty (80) Mizo secondary school students (40 males and 40 females) in Aizawl, with their age ranging between 14 to 16 (M = 14 years). Findings revealed no significant gender differences in self-compassion, self-esteem and life satisfaction. Result also indicates that there is a significant positive correlation (r = .32) between self-compassion and self-esteem. A negative correlation (r = -.15) was obtained between self-compassion and life satisfaction and negligible relationship (r = .10) was also obtained between self-esteem and life satisfaction. The results further show that self-compassion significantly predicted self-esteem. Adolescence is a period where self-esteem issues can play a detrimental role in the functioning of adolescents. Therefore, it may be necessary to introduce the practice of self-compassion and develop this trait in adolescents, which may provide a strong buffering effect in adolescents’ mental health outcomes. This may be incorporated in the intervention and prevention programs for adolescents. Keywords: Self-compassion, Self-esteem, Life satisfaction, Adolescents

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