STUDY ALERT: Clarity of mind: Structural equation modeling of associations between dispositional mindfulness, self-concept clarity and psychological well-being

by Scott Barry Kaufman, November 17, 2016 in Blog, Study Alerts

STUDY ALERT: Clarity of mind: Structural equation modeling of associations between dispositional mindfulness, self-concept clarity and psychological well-being

Adam W. Hanley, PhD ⁎, Eric L. Garland, PhD

Clear self-concept beliefs are thought to be fundamental for well-being; and, mindfulness is believed to be inti- mately linked with beliefs about the self and well-being. Self-concept clarity suggests greater self-knowledge, which in turn may encourage more consistent involvement with fulfilling pursuits and relationships. Results from this study of 1089 undergraduate students indicate that self-concept clarity mediates the relationship be- tween dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being, with the mindful tendencies to act with aware- ness and remain non-judgmental identified as most closely linked with self-concept clarity and psychological well-being. Thus, dispositional mindfulness may encourage greater clarity with respect to beliefs about the self, which in turn may be associated with greater psychological well-being.

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