The impact of self-compassion on psychological-wellbeing among high school students in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam: A cross sectional study


  • Huy Ngo QUang Ngo Quang
  • Long Nguyen Huu Ho Chi Minh City Open University



Although self-compassion has been correlated with well-being among adults, there are a few studies on the relationship between self-compassion and psychological well-being in samples of high-school students. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between psychological well-being and self-compassion. Participants were two hundred forty seven (177 males and 70 females) students from five high schools in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Participants completed Self-compassion Scale (SCS) and Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF). Findings indicated that there was a difference in high school students in the male group and those in the female. More specially, this study elucidated that self-compassion played an essential role in increasing psychological well-being. The study provides practical implications for applying self-compassion interventions to improve high school students’ psychological distress and well-being.