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Blizzard, Jason Randelle 1984-

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Personality and mindfulness practice : does personality predict engagement in mindfulness? by Jason Randelle Blizzard( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of this study is to investigate the interface between mindfulness and personality, specifically how personality traits affect the frequency with which a person engages in mindfulness practice. The hypotheses of this study predicted that the Big Five personality traits of Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Openness to Experience would be positively correlated with engagement in the practice of mindfulness, while Neuroticism would be negatively correlated. The methodology consisted of online psychological measures, two in-person group training sessions in mindfulness, and four weeks of researcher observation to determine the frequency with which participants practiced mindfulness. The data was analyzed using a bivariate correlational analysis and a linear regression analysis, with outcome measures being number of days meditated, trait mindfulness, and mindfulness self-efficacy. The correlational analyses yielded no significant findings with regard to Days Meditated (Extraversion, r = .118, p = .238; Agreeableness, r = .012, p = .906; Conscientiousness, r = .092, p = .357; Neuroticism, r = -.035, p = .725; Openness, r = -.061, p = .541); trait mindfulness as measured by the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) (Extraversion, r = .158, p = .175; Agreeableness, r = .167, p = .152; Conscientiousness, r = .103, p = .380; Neuroticism, r = -.153, p = .115; Openness, r = .064, p = .584); or mindfulness self-efficacy as measured by the Mindfulness Self-Efficacy scale (Extraversion, r = -.055, p = .618; Agreeableness, r = -.034, p = .760; Conscientiousness, r = -.077, p = .490; Neuroticism, r = .055, p = .621; Openness, r = .011, p = .921). An additional correlational analysis between Neuroticism and the MAAS found no significant relationship (r = -.153, p = .189). Lastly, the regression analyses did not reveal a predictive relationship between any personality variables and any of the outcome measures (Days Meditated, MAAS, MSE), despite two of the overall models yielding significant results (MAAS: R2 = .55, F(18,69) = 4.65, p <.01; MSE: R2 = .34, F(10,77) = 4.01, p <.01)
 
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