Students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year in college

From experience to meaning...

I just finished correcting the different exams by my students and I’ve noticed already some names have disappeared from my list. Fresh men who found out that becoming a teacher maybe isn’t the right path for them. It’s worse if they dropped out because being stressed out. Well, stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to this newstudy from the University of British Columbia.

In brief:

  • First year university students were examined at two time points.
  • Change in self-compassion positively related to change in well-being
  • Change in psychological need satisfaction mediated the relationship.

From the press release:

Researchers from the faculty of education’s school of kinesiology found students who reported higher levels of self-compassion felt more energetic, alive and optimistic during their first semester of university. When the students’ sense of self-compassion levels rose, so too did their engagement…

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