Yıl: 2020 Cilt: 23 Sayı: 1 Sayfa Aralığı: 15 - 23 Metin Dili: İngilizce DOI: 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862

The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety

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Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic is a new and highlydetrimental event that has influenced the world over.Besides the obvious health risks, COVID-19 has alsoaffected people psychologically. The high risk of contamination can increase the perceived COVID-19 threatand death anxiety in individuals. The aim of the presentstudy was to investigate the mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19threat and death anxiety. Additionally, the study alsoinvestigated the role of gender, profession and incomelevel in the perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety.Method: The research sample was composed of 562individuals from the community. The data was gatheredby using personal information form and the PerceivedCOVID-19 Threat Form, Self-Compassion Scale andTurkish Death Anxiety Scale. Results: The relationshipbetween perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxietywas partially mediated by self-compassion. Moreover,people in the high income group had a lower level ofperceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety score compared to the low-income group. Perceived COVID-19threat levels were lower among health care professionalscompared to unemployed individuals. Female participants had a higher level of perceived COVID-19 threatand death anxiety score compared to male participants.Discussion: Self-compassion may be an essential variable to help cope with problems related to perceivedCOVID-19 threat and death anxiety. Improving ourunderstanding of the psychological impacts of COVID-19is necessary and essential.
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Algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi ve ölüm kaygısı arasındaki ilişkide öz şefkatin aracı rolü

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Amaç: COVID-19 pandemisi bütün dünyayı etkileyen yeni ve oldukça tehlikeli bir durumdur. Tıbbi süreçlerin yanı sıra bu pandemi insanları psikolojik ve mental olarak da etkilemektedir. Bulaşma riskinin yüksek olması bireylerin algıladıkları COVID-19 tehdidinin ve ölüm kaygısı düzeyinin artmasına neden olabilir. Bu çalışmanın amacı da algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi ile ölüm kaygısı ilişkisinde öz şefkatin aracı rolünün incelenmesidir. Bu temel amacı ek olarak çalışma grubu ve gelir düzeyine göre algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi ve ölüm kaygısı puanlarında bir farklılık olup olmadığı incelenmiştir. Yöntem: Çalışma toplamda 562 kişi ile yürütülmüştür. Veriler kişisel bilgi formu, Algılanan COVID-19 Tehdidi Formu, Öz Şefkat Ölçeği ve Ölüm Kaygısı Ölçeği yardımıyla toplanmıştır. Bulgular: Algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi ile ölüm kaygısı arasındaki ilişkide öz şefkat kısmi aracı değişken olarak rol oynamaktadır. Ayrıca yüksek gelir düzeyine sahip kişilerin algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi ve ölüm kaygısı düzeylerinin düşük gelir grubundakilere göre daha düşük olduğu saptanmıştır. Sağlık çalışanlarının algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi düzeylerinin çalışmayan gruptan daha düşük olduğu tespit edilmiştir. Kadınların hem algılanan COVID-19 tehdidi hem de ölüm kaygısı düzeyi erkeklerden daha yüksek bulunmuştur. Sonuç: Ölüm kaygısı ve COVID-19 tehdit algısı ile ilişkili sorunlarla baş etme noktasında öz şefkat önemli bir değişken olabilir. Salgının insanlar üzerindeki psikolojik etkilerini anlamak için bu konudaki bilginin de genişletilmesi gerekmektedir.
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APA KAVAKLI M, AK M, UĞUZ F, TÜRKMEN O (2020). The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety. Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi, 23(1), 15 - 23. 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862
Chicago KAVAKLI Mehmet,AK Mehmet,UĞUZ Faruk,TÜRKMEN Osman Oğulcan The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety. Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi 23, no.1 (2020): 15 - 23. 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862
MLA KAVAKLI Mehmet,AK Mehmet,UĞUZ Faruk,TÜRKMEN Osman Oğulcan The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety. Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi, vol.23, no.1, 2020, ss.15 - 23. 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862
AMA KAVAKLI M,AK M,UĞUZ F,TÜRKMEN O The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety. Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi. 2020; 23(1): 15 - 23. 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862
Vancouver KAVAKLI M,AK M,UĞUZ F,TÜRKMEN O The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety. Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi. 2020; 23(1): 15 - 23. 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862
IEEE KAVAKLI M,AK M,UĞUZ F,TÜRKMEN O "The mediating role of self-compassion in the relationship between perceived COVID-19 threat and death anxiety." Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi, 23, ss.15 - 23, 2020. 10.5505/kpd.2020.59862