Self-compassion and its Relation to Psychological Happiness among Widowed Men in Karak Governorate
Keywords:Self-compassion, Psychological Happiness, Widowed Men
The study aimed to identify the level of self-compassion and its relationship to psychological happiness among widowed men in Jordan. The sample consisted of (100) widowed men who were selected by using the convenience sampling method. The measures of self-compassion and psychological happiness were applied. The study used the descriptive correlational method. The results showed that the level of self-compassion was medium, as well as the level of psychological happiness. The results also showed that there is a positive correlation between psychological happiness and each of the dimensions of self-compassion. There was no difference in the level of self-compassion and psychological happiness of widowed spouses according to the variables (age, number of years of widowhood). The study came out with some recommendations among of which are: including some concepts such as self-compassion and psychological happiness in family counseling (for married couples), and addressing other variables to link them with empathy, such as decreasing stress and low self-esteem.