Self-compassion, appraisal, stress, and coping in trainee clinical psychologists

Warren, T. (2018) Self-compassion, appraisal, stress, and coping in trainee clinical psychologists. D.Clin.Psychol. thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

Evidence indicates that a sub-group of trainees experience high levels of stress and anxiety during training. These difficulties are influenced by factors such as cognitive appraisal, coping strategy, and course structure. However, to date there does not appear to be any study investigating the role of self-compassion in trainee stress and anxiety.

Based on the literature it was hypothesised that self-compassion would be related to stress, anxiety, and coping strategy but also it would mediate the relationship between appraisal, stress, and anxiety. Using a qualitative cross-sectional study a sample of 188 trainees recruited from 29 Universities completed an online survey measuring stress, anxiety, appraisal, coping, and self-compassion.

The results were consistent with previous findings, indicating a sub-group of trainees with high levels of stress and anxiety. Self-compassion was found to be correlated with all measures and partially mediated the relationship with appraisal, stress, and anxiety.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0636 Applied psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Miss Rosemary Cox
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 15:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17738

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