Effects of Self-compassion on Compassion for Others and Happiness of Volunteers in Bangkok Metropolitan Regions

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pattarapong thammarongpreechachai
Teerawan Teerapong
Veerawan Wongpinpech


This research aimed to study the effects of self-compassion on compassion for others and happiness among volunteers in Bangkok Metropolitan Regions. The sample was analyzed and collected from a total of 441 participants that a group of volunteers who took part in both public and private sectors. The research instruments comprised self-compassion questionnaire, compassion for others questionnaire, and happiness questionnaire. The casual structure modeling was used as the statistical treatment. The research result revealed that the influence model of self-compassion affected compassion for others and happiness of volunteers. That is the model was congruent with the empirical data. All influence lines obtained the statistical significance at .05 level, and the model’s overall fits were accepted. Hence, self-compassion had the highest effect on happiness of volunteers in Bangkok Metropolitan Regions with the .59 path coefficient. Secondly, compassion for others obtained .25 path coefficient. Additionally, self-compassion in joint with compassion for others could predict the happiness variance at 54%.


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thammarongpreechachai, pattarapong, Teerapong, T., & Wongpinpech, V. (2020). Effects of Self-compassion on Compassion for Others and Happiness of Volunteers in Bangkok Metropolitan Regions. Journal of Human Sciences, 21(2), 84-102. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JHUMANS/article/view/240997
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