Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

Self-compassion as a predictor of psychological entitlement in Turkish University Students

Sahranc, Umit
  • Sahranc, Umit
  • Educational Sciences Department, Faculty of Education, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Program, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 10 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 20 May 2015
  •  Published: 23 May 2015


The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on psychological entitlement. Participants were 331 university students (205 women, 126 men, M age= 20.5 years.). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Psychological Entitlement Scale were used to assess self-compassion and psychological entitlement. The relationships between self-compassion and psychological entitlement were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. Data were analyzed by SPSS 11.5. In Correlation analysis, mindfulness, common humanity, and self-kindness factors of self-compassion were found negatively and over-identification, isolation, and self-judgment factors of self-compassion were found positively related to psychological entitlement. According to regression results, psychological entitlement was predicted positively by over-identification, isolation, and self-judgment. Further mindfulness and self-kindness predicted psychological entitlement in a negative way. Self-compassion has explained 28% of the variance in psychological entitlement.

Key words: Self-compassion, psychological entitlement, multiple regression analysis.