The Mediating Role of Self-Compassion in the Relationship of Mindfulness with Depressive Symptoms

  • Wajeeha Sibghat-ullah Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Iram Batool Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
Keywords: mindfulness, depressive symptoms, self-compassion, students


The Study has been conducted to explore the relationship between mindfulness and depressive symptoms with mediating variable of Self-Compassion. The Objective of this study determines how mindfulness predicts depressive symptoms by taking account of self-compassion. The sample of three hundred and fifty 350 students was taken from Bahudin Zakriya university, Multan (Punjab, Pakistan). The results revealed that mindfulness and self-compassion have significant negative correlation with depressive symptoms. Moreover, self- compassion has strongly predicted depressive symptoms than mindfulness through multiple regression analysis and it has more mediating effect than mindfulness through mediation analysis. t- test and ANOVA shows that statistical difference found on depressive symptoms regarding age and education.