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Psychol Rep. 2014 Dec;115(3):888-95. doi: 10.2466/21.07.PR0.115c33z3.

Self-compassion and life satisfaction in gay men.

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1 California State University, Long Beach.

Abstract

Studies have shown that gay men are at increased risk for anxiety and depression due to social oppression; research suggests that self-compassion is positively associated with life-satisfaction and emotional resilience. In a sample of 68 gay men (M age = 39.7 yr., SD = 16.3), the influence of self-compassion on satisfaction with life was examined while controlling for age, income, and openness about sexual orientation. Analysis of the data revealed that self-compassion was a significant predictor of satisfaction with life. Implications of this finding were discussed.

PMID:
25539176
DOI:
10.2466/21.07.PR0.115c33z3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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