Trejnowska, Anna and Goodall, Karen (2011) The role of adult attachment style and emotion regulation in predicting mindfulness in non-meditators. In: 12th European Congress of Psychology, 5-8 July, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)
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Mindfulness is a construct defined as paying attention to events in the present moment in an open and non-judgemental way. Although interventions can increase levels of mindfulness,individual differences in naturally occurring mindfulness have been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to explore the role of adult attachment style and emotion regulation as predictors of dispositional mindfulness in a non-meditating sample. A total of 199 participants completed the Five Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire, the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale-Revised and the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale on an online basis. Multiple linear regression revealed that 56 per cent of the variance in scores of mindfulness could be explained by attachment related anxiety and facets of emotion regulation. The results suggested a developmental factor in dispositional mindfulness and showed a strong association of mindfulness with the ability to clearly recognize emotions. Implications of the study will be discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||attachment;mindfulness;emotion regulation|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2011 14:15|
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