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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Selda Polat and Burcu Ceylan

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Effect of Psychodrama on Self-Compassion Levels of University Students

Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study is to determine the effect of psychodrama on the self-compassion levels of university students.

Materials and Methods: The sample for this study, with a single group, pre-test-post-test pattern, comprised 45 university students attending different faculties in a foundation university who chose the psychodrama elective lesson. The students participated in purposefully planned psychodrama group studies for mean two hours per week over 11 weeks. Data were collected before and after the psychodrama group work with an information form, subjective self-compassion assessment tool and the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS).

Results: A statistically significantly high level of difference was identified between the students’ self-compassion perception and SCS mean points before and after the psychodrama group study (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Students had increases in self-compassion perception and self-compassion points after psychodrama group study. In the study, psychodrama was shown to have supportive effect in terms of strengthening the self-compassion of students.

Keywords: Self-Compassion, Psychodrama, University Student, Effect

Introduction

Self-compassion is defined as an individual’s awareness and acceptance of their own weaknesses and distressing situations and acting with understanding towards themselves and affectionate self-healing (1). The foundation of self-compassion is based on the Buddhist philosophy about the need for a person to show compassion for the self firstly in order to be compassionate towards others (2,3). Self-compassion does not mean...

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