International Academic Journal of Humanities

  • ISSN 2454-2245

Forecasting life expectancy in couples based on the self-compassion variables and perceived social support

Hamid Reza Samadi Farad

Abstract: This research conducted to predict the life expectancy of couples based on self- compassion variables and perceived social support. The research method is descriptive (non-experimental) correlational. Statistical population included all the couples in Ardabil in 2015 and 90 couples (180 individuals) were selected by sampling method. The scale of self-compassion, perceived social support and life expectancy were used to collect data. Research data were analyzed by Pearson and regression correlation coefficient and using 21 SPSS statistical software. Results showed that there was a positive relationship between self-kindness, common human feelings, mindfulness, social support of family and social support of friends and life expectancy and there is a significant negative relationship between the judge about themselves and isolation and increased replication and life expectancy. Self-compassion and perceived social support also have 49% of the ability to predict the life expectancy of couples. Due to the beta values , self- kindness 0/39, common human sense 0/43, social support of friends 0/28 and social support of family 0/37 percent can predict significantly the change about life expectancy of couples. As a result, it can be stated that self-compassion and perceived social support are included among the variables that are related to life expectancy.

Keywords: self-compassion, perceived social support, life expectancy, couples

Page: 48-59

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014