Mindfulness and Its Association With Varied Types of Motivation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Using Self-Determination Theory

  title={Mindfulness and Its Association With Varied Types of Motivation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Using Self-Determination Theory},
  author={James N. Donald and Emma L. Bradshaw and Richard M. Ryan and Geetanjali Basarkod and Joseph Ciarrochi and Jasper J Duineveld and Jiesi Guo and Baljinder K. Sahdra},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1121 - 1138}
Mindfulness has been shown to have varied associations with different forms of motivation, leading to a lack of clarity as to how and when it may foster healthy motivational states. Grounded in self-determination theory, the present study proposes a theoretical model for how mindfulness supports different forms of human motivation, and then tests this via meta-analysis. A systematic review identified 89 relevant studies (N = 25,176), comprising 104 independent data sets and 200 effect sizes. We… 

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