This study examined the efficacy of the My Best Self 101 (MBS101) self-compassion module, an internet-delivered self-compassion training within a non-clinical general population sample. Using a randomized-waitlist control design, this study examined whether module participants experienced significant improvements in self-compassion, well-being, and body image compared to waitlist controls. Participants were 228 adults (mean age 30.3, 23.5% male and 76.5% female). At pretest and posttest, both groups completed self-report measures of self-compassion, subjective well-being, and body image. Repeated measures mixed model analyses revealed that compared to waitlist controls, participants who used the MBS101 self-compassion module reported significant improvements in self-compassion, well-being, and body image with effect sizes ranging from medium to large. These results lend evidence to support the MBS101 self-compassion module as a promising resource to improve well-being and body image. Future research should examine its efficacy in different populations and focus on expanding its content.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Linford, Lauren Benyo, "Efficacy of an Online Self-Compassion Training for Improving Well-being and Body Image: A Randomized Waitlist-Controlled Trial" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 9092.
self-compassion, subjective well-being, body image, online intervention