The predictive effect of self-compassion on relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution styles in romantic relationships in nursing students


Kaya F., Uluman O. T. , SUKUT Ö., Balik C. H.

Nursing Forum, vol.57, pp.608-614, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/nuf.12717
  • Journal Name: Nursing Forum
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.608-614
  • Keywords: conflict resolution, nursing students, relationship satisfaction, self-compassion, IMAGE

Abstract

© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.Background: People who are compassionate to both themselves and others want to alleviate their experiences of pain and those of others. Aims: This study aims to evaluate the predictive effect of self-compassion on relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution styles in romantic relationships in nursing students. Methods: The sample of this study consists of 356 nursing students. The data are collected by using the Self-Compassion Scale, the Conflict Resolution Styles Scale in Romantic Relationships, and the Relationship Satisfaction Scale. A linear regression model is used to test the predictive effect of self-compassion on relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution styles in nursing students. Results: Mean age of the participant is 20.70 ± 1.90, 68.5% (n = 244) of the nursing students are female, and 33.2% of them (n = 211) are male. Self-compassion is found to be a significant predictor of both relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution styles (positive conflict resolution, negative conflict resolution, and retreat) in romantic relationships (p <.05). Conclusion: Self-compassion is an important factor in relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution. These results of the study can be used to address conflict resolution problems in romantic relationships and further research.