Effectiveness of Mindful Self-Compassion training on reducing rumination and perceived stress in adolescent girls

Document Type : Original Article


1 1- M.A. of Family Counseling, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

3 3- Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.


Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindful self-compassion on reducing rumination and perceived stress in adolescent girls. Method: The research method was quasi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design and 6-month follow-up and the control group. The statistical population were all female high school students in District 2 of Ahvaz in the 98-97 academic year. Using convenience sampling among 100 female adolescents who answered the questionnaires of Nolen-Hoeksema and Maro (1991) rumination response style and Cohen et al. (1983) perceived stress questionnaires; Forty subjects who scored above 50 in the rumination response style questionnaire and above 36 in the perceived stress questionnaire were selected and randomly assigned into two groups of 20 experimental and control groups after matching. mindful self-compassion training (2018) was performed in a group manner in 8 sessions of 150 minutes once a week for the experimental group and the data were analyzed using mixed analysis of variance with repeated measures. Results: The results showed that mindful self-compassion training at 99% confidence could reduce rumination (F = 63.35) and perceived stress (F = 60.76) in adolescent girls and this effect remained stable after the follow-up stage. Conclusion: Since mindful self-compassion training has reduced adolescent girls 'rumination and perceived stress, it can be used to increase adolescent girls' mental health.


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