Sleep Quality and Self-compassion as Predictors of Aggression in High School Students

Volume 6 - Issue 2
Murat İskender Ali Haydar Şar Basri Özçelik Gökçe Kocaman
Pages: 77-86 Download Count : 746 View Count: 1064 DOI Number 10.17220/ijpes.2019.02.008 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


In the current study, the relationships between Aggression, Self-compassion and Sleep Quality of high school students have been examined. 529 high school students (66% females and 34% males) participated in the study. Data were collected from participants through using a Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Aggression Questionnaire (AQ), Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), and Descriptive Questionnaire. The predictors of aggressiveness of the variables determined by simple correlation were investigated by multiple linear regression. According to the results, there was a positive and significant relationship between aggression levels and all sub-dimensions of self-compassion and sleep quality. In addition, it was observed that the levels of aggressiveness were significantly predicted by the sub-dimensions of self-compassion and sleep quality, and that the first three most effective predictive variables were over-identification, self-judgment and sleep quality.


  • Aggression
  • High school students
  • Self-compassion
  • Sleep quality
  • multiple regression
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