Research Studies on Self-Compassion and Youth


Akin, U., & Akin, A. (2015). Examining the predictive role of self-compassion on sense of community in Turkish adolescents. Social Indicators Research, 1-10.

Barry, C. T., Loflin, D. C., & Doucette, H. (2015). Adolescent self-compassion: Associations with narcissism, self-esteem, aggression, and internalizing symptoms in at-risk males. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 77, 118-123.

Bluth, K., & Blanton, P. W. (2014). Mindfulness and self-compassion: Exploring pathways to adolescent emotional well-being, Child and Family Studies, 1-12.

Bluth, K., & Blanton, P. W. (2015). The influence of self-compassion on emotional well-being among early and older adolescent males and females, The Journal of Postive Psychology, 219-230.

Bluth, K., Campo, R. A., Futch, W. S., & Gaylord, S. A. (2016). Age and Gender Differences in the Associations of Self-Compassion and Emotional Well-being in A Large Adolescent Sample. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-14.

Bluth, K., Gaylord, S. A., Campo, R. A., Mullarkey, M. C., & Hobbs, L. (2016). Making Friends with Yourself: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study of a Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Adolescents. Mindfulness, 1-14.

Bluth, K., Roberson, P.E., Gaylord, S. (2015). A pilot study of a mindfulness intervention for adolescents and the potential role of self-compassion in lowering stress, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 10.1016/j.explore.2015.04.005.

Bluth, K., Roberson, P.E., Gaylord, S., Grewen, K., Faurot, K., Arzon, S., Girdler, S. (2016) , Does self-compassion protect adolescents from stress? Journal of Child and Family Studies, doi: 10.1007/s10826-015-0307-3.

Cunha, M., Xavier, A., & Castilho, P. (2015). Understanding self-compassion in adolescents: Validation study of the Self-Compassion Scale. Personality and Individual Differences.

Edwards, M., Adams, E. M., Waldo, M., Hadfield, O. D., & Biegel, G. M. (2014). Effects of a Mindfulness Group on Latino Adolescent Students: Examining Levels of Perceived Stress, Mindfulness, Self-compassion and psychological symptoms, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39(2), 145-163.

Galla, B. M. (2016). Within-person changes in mindfulness and self-compassion predict enhanced emotional well-being in healthy, but stressed adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 49, 204-217.

Játiva, R., & Cerezo, M. (2014). The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between victimization and psychological maladjustment in a sample of adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.04.005.

Marshall, S. L., Parker, P. D., Ciarrochi, J., Sahdra, B., Jackson, C. J., & Heaven, P. C. L. (2014). Self-compassion protects against the negative effects of low self-esteem: A longitudinal study in a large adolescent sample. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 74, 116-121.

Muris, P., Meesters, C., Pierik, A., & Kock, B. (2015). Good for the self: Self-compassion and other self-related constructs in relation to symptoms of anxiety and depression in non-clinical youths. Journal of Child and Family Studies, doi:10.1007/s10826

Neff, K. D., & McGehee, P. (2010). Self-compassion and psychological resilience among adolescents and young adults. Self and Identity, 9(3), 225-240. doi: 10.1080/15298860902979307

Tanaka, M., Wekerle, C., Schmuck, M. L., & Pagila-Boak, A. (2011). The linkages among childhood maltreatment, adolescent mental health, and self-compassion in child welfare adolescents. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 887-898.

Xavier, A., Pinto-Gouveia, J., and Cunha, M. (2016). The Protective Role of Self-Compassion on Risk Factors for Non-suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescence, School Mental Health, 1-10.

Zeller, M., Yuval, K., Nitzan-Assayag, Y., & Bernstein, A. (2014). Self-compassion in recovery following potentially traumatic stress: Longitudinal study of at-risk youth. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 43(4), 645-653. DOI 10.1007/s10802-014-9937-y