Self-Reported Mindfulness Mediates the Relation Between Meditation Experience and Psychological Well-Being

  title={Self-Reported Mindfulness Mediates the Relation Between Meditation Experience and Psychological Well-Being},
  author={Torbjorn Josefsson and Pernilla Larsman and Anders G. Broberg and Lars-Gunnar Lundh},
A well established notion in Buddhist literature is that meditation practice improves the ability to be mindful in daily life which in turn promotes psychological well-being. In order to test this hypothesis the relations between meditation experience, five mindfulness facets and psychological well-being were studied in a sample consisting of Buddhist meditators, Western mindfulness meditators and non-meditators. The meditators scored higher than non-meditators on all mindfulness facets except… Expand
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