Meta-analytic evidence for effects of mindfulness training on dimensions of self-reported dispositional mindfulness.

  title={Meta-analytic evidence for effects of mindfulness training on dimensions of self-reported dispositional mindfulness.},
  author={Jordan T. Quaglia and Sarah Ellen Braun and Sara P Freeman and Michael A. McDaniel and Kirk Warren Brown},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  volume={28 7},
Improvements in stable, or dispositional, mindfulness are often assumed to accrue from mindfulness training and to account for many of its beneficial effects. However, research examining these assumptions has produced mixed findings, and the relation between dispositional mindfulness and mindfulness training is actively debated. A comprehensive meta-analysis was conducted on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of mindfulness training published from 2003-2014 to investigate whether (a) different… 

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