Integrating Mindfulness into Positive Psychology: a Randomised Controlled Trial of an Online Positive Mindfulness Program
Ivtzan, I., Young, Tarli, Martman, Janis, Jeffrey, Allison, Lomas, T., Hart, Rona and Eiroá-Orosa, F. 2016. Integrating Mindfulness into Positive Psychology: a Randomised Controlled Trial of an Online Positive Mindfulness Program. Mindfulness. 7 (6), pp. 1396-1407.
|Authors||Ivtzan, I., Young, Tarli, Martman, Janis, Jeffrey, Allison, Lomas, T., Hart, Rona and Eiroá-Orosa, F.|
The purpose of the present study was to test the efficacy of an 8-week online intervention-based Positive Mindfulness Program (PMP) that integrated mindfulness with a series of positive psychology variables, with a view to improving wellbeing scores measured in these variables. The positive mindfulness cycle, based on positive intentions and savouring, provides the theoretical foundation for the PMP. The study was based on a randomised wait-list controlled trial; and 168 participants (128 females, mean age = 40.82) completed the intervention which included daily videos, meditations, and activities. The variables tested included wellbeing measures, such as gratitude, self-compassion, self-efficacy, meaning, and autonomy. Pre- and post- intervention data, including one month after the end of the intervention, were collected from both experimental and control groups. The post-test measurements of the experimental participants showed a significant improvement in all the dependent variables compared with the pre-test ones and were also significantly higher than those of the control group. One month after the intervention, the experimental group participants retained their improvement in 10 out of the 11 measurements. These positive results indicate that PMP may be effective in enhancing wellbeing and other positive variables in adult, non-clinical populations.
|Journal citation||7 (6), pp. 1396-1407|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1007/s12671-016-0581-1|
|23 Jul 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||26 Jul 2016|
|Accepted||07 Jul 2016|
|Copyright information||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0581-1|
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