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dc.contributor.authorPepping, Christopher A
dc.contributor.authorWalters, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Penelope J
dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Analise
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-01T06:41:02Z
dc.date.available2019-03-01T06:41:02Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1868-8527
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12671-016-0490-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142446
dc.description.abstractMindfulness meditation leads to a range of positive outcomes, yet little is known about the motivation behind choosing to practice meditation. This research investigated reasons for commencing and continuing mindfulness medita-tion. In both qualitative and quantitative analyses, the most frequently cited reason for commencing and continuing med-itation practice was to alleviate emotional distress and enhance emotion regulation. A substantial proportion of participants also reported continuing meditation to enhance well-being, though very few commenced or continued meditation practice for spiritual or religious reasons. In brief, the overwhelming majority of participants in the present study reported practic-ing mindfulness to alleviate emotional distress. Further re-search is needed to examine reasons for meditation across more diverse samples, and whether reasons for meditation differentially predict outcome.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom542
dc.relation.ispartofpageto547
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMindfulness
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleWhy Do People Practice Mindfulness? An Investigation into Reasons for Practicing Mindfulness Meditation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDavis, Penelope J.
gro.griffith.authorO'Donovan, Analise
gro.griffith.authorWalters, Benjamin J.


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