Classroom Mindfulness Education Effects on Meditation Frequency, Stress, and Self-Regulation

  title={Classroom Mindfulness Education Effects on Meditation Frequency, Stress, and Self-Regulation},
  author={Julia Englund Strait and Gerald G. Strait and Maryellen Brunson McClain and Laurel M. Casillas and Kristin Streich and Kristina L. Harper and Jocelyn G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  pages={162 - 168}
This preliminary randomized controlled experiment evaluated the effects of a single classroom mindfulness educational session, versus an active contact control activity (study skills review), on college students’ mindfulness meditation frequency and self-reported stress, anxiety, and self-regulation. Those in the intervention group reported marginal increases in meditation frequency, decreased stress (but not anxiety), and improved self-regulation on one of two measures. Decreased stress… Expand

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