Spirituals Function in Health on Medical Students: A Perspective from Self-Compassion


Healthy and ill conditions are needed to be understood as a comprehensive state of well-being. Therefore, healthy individuals cannot be seen only from the absence of disease or physical weakness, but it is also important to pay attention to their psycho-social and spiritual condition. The spiritual function is related to value, hope, the meaning of life, and belief system that have an impact on humans’ health. The purpose
of this study was to find empirical evidence of a correlation between self-compassion and spirituality among medical students. Stratified random sampling was used as the sampling method. The results of the research showed that there is empirical evidence of a significant relationship between self-compassion and spirituality. The instruments used in the measurement were self-compassion and spiritual scales. Simple regression techniques were used to see the correlation between the two. The results showed a significant positive relationship (r = 0.647 with p <0.000) between self-compassion and spirituality. We conclude that self-compassion influenced spirituality by 41.9%, and the rest were affected by other factors.


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