Mindfulness Factors and Anxiety Levels in Groups of Adults with Different Meditation Experience

Authors

  • Guna Svence Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy
  • Laila Majore Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy
  • Māris Majors Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2014vol2.680

Keywords:

anxiety, meditation, mindfulness

Abstract

The study includes the methodological model of mindfulness, definition of mindfulness in Latvian, model of other psychological notions related to mindfulness, proven links between the mindfulness and its subscales and anxiety scales, differences in mindfulness indicators among respondent groups with different meditation experience. The study involved 198 respondents in age of 22–56 years, M=36.91; SD=8.23, with different meditation experience. The study uses the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire – FFMQ- adapted in Latvian by M. Majors (2012), as well as Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form (Spielberger, et al. 1983), adapted in Latvian by D. Škuškovnika (LU Rīga, 2004). The results show that there are statistically significant links between indicators of mindfulness and its subscales, as well as indicators of the anxiety scale (r between -0.27 and -0.63r, p less then 0.01). Results indicate statistically significant differences in the respondent groups of mindfulness and its subscales with different meditation practice. Results were between (F(2.198) is 6.51, p less then 0.05) and (F(2.198) is 19.83, p less then 0.01).

Author Biographies

  • Guna Svence, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy
    Dr.psych., profesore
  • Laila Majore, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy
    Mag.psych., lektors, psihologs
  • Māris Majors, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy
    Mag.psych., lektore, psiholoģe

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2015-07-24