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Is mindfulness a luxury? Examining the role of socioeconomic status in the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and psychological distress


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

Mindfulness, or present-moment awareness, has its roots in Buddhism as a cultivatable tool for healing. Researchers have identified health benefits for those who possess higher levels of this trait without practice. This study was a survey-based investigation of the relations among dispositional mindfulness, socioeconomic status, and psychological distress in a diverse sample of university and community college participants (N = 123). Of interest was the notion that mindfulness may be a luxury of the less socioeconomically burdened. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were used to assess the role of SES in the relation between mindfulness and distress. Mindfulness was found to be a luxury, but its psychological benefits were not influenced by SES. Implications are discussed in the context of mindfulness-based interventions.

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Subject
Psychology;
Clinical psychology
Classification
0621: Psychology
0622: Clinical psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Dispositional; Distress; Mindfulness
Title
Is mindfulness a luxury? Examining the role of socioeconomic status in the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and psychological distress
Author
Andrews, Steven M.
Number of pages
147
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0209
Source
MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109364026
Advisor
Chwalisz, Kathleen
Committee member
Komarraju, Meera; Wang, Yu-Wei
University/institution
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Department
Psychology
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1469283
ProQuest document ID
304997659
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304997659
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