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Al-Awamleh A. The Relationship between Self-compassion and Academic Achievement for Sport Science Students. Ann Appl Sport Sci 2020; 8 (2)
Department of Instruction and Supervision, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan ,
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Background. Self-compassion is a character trait consisting of self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness that promotes adaptive cognitive, behavioral, and emotional processing it is natural, trainable and multi-faceted human capacity.
Objectives. This study investigates the direct and indirect influence of self-compassion on academic performance among undergraduate sport science students at the University of Jordan.
Methods. The sample consisted of 315 voluntary student participants (male: n = 171, 54.3%; female: n = 144, 45.7%). The Self-Compassion Arabic Version Scale (SCS) was used to assess self-compassion, and the University of Jordan grading system was used to evaluate academic performance, which is based on a 0–4 scale divided into 6 different marks: excellent (3.65–4), very good (3–2.64), good (2.5–2.99), fair (2–2.49), weak (< 2), and N.A. Results. The results indicated that mindfulness and the academic performance had no significant impact on self-compassion, as most participants reported moderate levels of self-compassion. However, there were significant gender differences in self-compassion between females and males, with females self-reporting higher levels overall. Students who were residents of cities also reported higher levels of self-compassion compared with those who lived in villages.
Conclusion. Future research could investigate whether self-compassion enhances Academic Achievement.
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The results of the research can help trainers, players, coaches to understand self-compassion which can help to treat their self-kindly and Recognize their’ s struggles as part of the shared human experience finally Holding one’s painful thoughts and feelings in mindful awareness.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Physical Education Learning
Received: 2019/11/21 | Accepted: 2020/01/19

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