Stress and Coping with a Professional Challenge in Entering Masters of Social Work Students: The Role of Self‐CompassionJournal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought (2009)
The study examined the role of religiosity, spirituality, and self‐compassion in responding to a professional stressor among first year masters of social work students. A total of 66 entering students from two masters of social work programs in the western United States participated in a paper‐pencil survey. While religiosity and spirituality did not influence the stress and coping process, self‐compassion did. In particular, multivariate analyses showed that overidentification, a negative component of self‐compassion, was associated with increased stress, while common humanity, a positive component of self‐compassion, was associated with effective coping. Implications of study findings for social work education are discussed.
- social work students
Citation InformationYu-Wen Ying and Meekyung Han. "Stress and Coping with a Professional Challenge in Entering Masters of Social Work Students: The Role of Self‐Compassion" Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought Vol. 28 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 263 - 283 ISSN: 1542-6432
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