Health self-regulation and self-compassion as predictors of COVID-19 preventive behavior among Indonesian sample


  • Dicky Sugianto Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
  • Jessica Amelia Anna Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
  • Sandra Handayani Sutanto Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia


COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 preventive behavior, health self-regulation, Indonesia, self-compassion


The negligence of health protocols of COVID-19 prevention in Indonesia arises concerns in the mitigation of the pandemic. This study aims to examine health self-regulation and self-compassion as predictors of COVID-19 preventive behavior. A sample consisting of 366 participants in Indonesia recruited through non-probability sampling completed an online survey. Findings showed that health self-regulation and self-compassion predict COVID-19 preventive behavior. Age is also positively correlated with COVID-19 preventive behavior. The results indicate the importance of health self-regulation and self-compassion promotion to flatten the pandemic curve.


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Sugianto, D., Anna, J. A., & Sutanto, S. H. (2022). Health self-regulation and self-compassion as predictors of COVID-19 preventive behavior among Indonesian sample. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 9(2), 216–233.



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