Compassion, forgiveness and subjective well-being among Filipino counseling professionals
Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education
Counseling and Educational Psychology
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
This study examined a research model depicting forgiveness (forgiveness of others, forgiveness of self) as a mediator in the association between compassion (compassion for others, self-compassion) and subjective well-being in a sample of 231 Filipino counseling professionals. The model was tested through path analysis using the structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. Data were collected using a self-report questionnaire administered to the participants. Results of the path analysis revealed an acceptable fit for the model. A test of indirect effects indicates that forgiveness of others mediated the association between compassion for others and subjective well-being, and between self-compassion and subjective well-being Theoretical and practical implications especially for Filipino counseling professionals are discussed. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
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Roxas, M. M., David, A. P., & Aruta, J. R. (2019). Compassion, forgiveness and subjective well-being among Filipino counseling professionals. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 41 (2), 272-283. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-019-09374-w
Forgiveness; Compassion; Well-being