Mind full or mindful: A report on mindfulness and psychological health in healthy adolescents

Tan, Lucy G. B. and Martin, Graham (2012) Mind full or mindful: A report on mindfulness and psychological health in healthy adolescents. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 21 1: 64-74. doi:10.1080/02673843.2012.709174


Author Tan, Lucy G. B.
Martin, Graham
Title Mind full or mindful: A report on mindfulness and psychological health in healthy adolescents
Journal name International Journal of Adolescence and Youth   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0267-3843
2164-4527
Publication date 2012-09-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02673843.2012.709174
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 64
End page 74
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher A B Academic Publishers
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Mindfulness is defined as a non-judgemental awareness and accepting of present-moment experience. With intentional attendance to one's ongoing stream of thoughts, sensations and emotions as they arise, it allows the individual to react with less impulsivity and flexibility. However, empirical findings of mindfulness to date have largely been confined to outcome studies using clinical populations. This cross-sectional study examined the relationships between mindfulness, self-esteem, resiliency and mental health symptoms (anxiety, stress, depression and cognitive inflexibility) in a sample of 106 healthy adolescents. Participants completed a set of questionnaires. First, we found moderate effect size for anxiety, depression and self-esteem and large effect size for cognitive inflexibility. These results, when compared with clinical samples, demonstrated similar trends found in a healthy adolescent sample. Second, predictive value of mindfulness was examined and we found significant contribution of mindfulness to mental and psychological health.
Keyword Mindfulness
Non-clinical
Adolescents
Mental health
Self esteem
Resiliency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes iFirst article - Version of record first published: 03 Sep 2012

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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Created: Wed, 05 Sep 2012, 11:31:57 EST by Sheila Cleary on behalf of Psychiatry - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital