Date of Award
Campus Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Research on self-compassion has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on an individual’s intra- and interpersonal functioning. Research of interpersonal functioning has converged on the construct of perceived partner responsiveness (PPR) as an important predictor of relational well-being, though its relation to self-compassion remains underexplored. Examining the relations, including causal relations, between self-compassion and PPR could highlight how self-compassion impacts individual relationships, such as roommates. This study investigated how self-compassion at baseline and after a self-compassion intervention related to PPR. Participants in roommate relationships (n = 19) were recruited and completed all components of the study. Recruitment limitations precluded a thorough investigation of how self-compassion impacts PPR given that I could not recruit participant dyads as intended, while results generally indicated a lack of statistical significance in relations between self-compassion and PPR. Notably, analyses were significantly underpowered. Interpretations and implications of the results are discussed in light of the moderate to large effect sizes for the relations between self-compassion and PPR. Further exploration of the relations between self-compassion and PPR could highlight the importance of building self-compassion for promoting both intra- and interpersonal functioning.
Balvaneda, Bryan, "Self-Compassion Among Roommates: An Investigation of Interpersonal Effects" (2021). Graduate Doctoral Dissertations. 693.