This study aimed to reveal the predictive ability of fear of compassion and self-compassion to smiling depression among those with the highest job titles. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher used the second picklist (BDI-II), smiling depression scale, fear of compassion scale prepared by Gilbert, McEwan, Catarino, Baiao, and Palmeira (2014), and the self-compassion scale prepared by Neff (2003a). The sample of the study consisted of 156 individuals with the highest job titles who had an average level of depression and more according to their grades on the Beck Depression Scale. The results of the study showed that the relative contribution of the variables of fear of compassion and self-compassion in explaining the variance of smiling depression was 29.9% and 2.1% respectively. The results indicated that there is difference in the predictive ability to fear compassion with smiling depression due to different gender variable, in favor of females, and there are no difference in predictive ability of self compassion with smiling depression among those with highest job titles due to different gender variable.
Abu Msameh, Noor Mohammed; Al-Shraifin, Ahmad Abdallah; and Al-Rifai, Abeer Mohammed
"The Predictive Ability of Fear of Compassion and Self-Compassion to Smiling Depression Among Those with the Highest Job Titles,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol12/iss34/3