Role of Self-Compassion on College Students’ Social Self-Evaluations and Affect Across Two Domains

Published on Jan 1, 2018in Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research
· DOI :10.24839/2325-7342.JN23.2.132
Zenab Saeed , Tammy L. Sonnentag3
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