Self -Compassion and Self-Efficacy Among Academic Nursing Staff: Relationship Approach

Warda Elshahat Hamed, Josephin Atef Abd El Magid Lawend, Azza Ibrahim Abdelraof


Self-compassion may help academic staff experience the relationship benefits associated with high self- efficacy. Hence, relationship self-efficacy is positively associated with changes in relationship satisfaction.  Aim of the study: This study aimed to assess the relationship between self-efficacy, and self-compassion and socio demographic data among academic nursing staff in Mansoura University, Egypt. Research Design: A descriptive design. Tools of data collection: three tools were used to collect data; 1- Data interview questionnaire .2-Neff self -compassion scale, 2011 3- General self- efficacy scale by (Schwarzer and Jerusalem, 1995). Results: The total mean score of self- compassion was 37.3±7.2. It is also observed that mindfulness subscales obtained a higher mean score X±SD =8.3±6.5, followed by Common-humanity subscale X±SD =6.7±1.6, Self- kindness had a mean score of X±SD = 6.6±1.2.General self -efficacy scale, total mean score was 30.3±4.4. There were significant positive correlation between self- kindness subscale and general self -efficacy P=.000. Also there is statistical significant negative correlation regarding Self- judgment, and general self –efficacy= 0.000. Conclusion: Self -compassion was moderate among academic nursing staff while Self- efficacy was higher among them. Self -efficacy significantly correlated with self- kindness and negatively with self -judgment. Key words: Academic nursing staff, self -compassion, self -efficacy.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-05

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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