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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 4/2012

01-12-2012 | ORIGINAL PAPER

Mindfulness: Seeking a More Perfect Approach to Coping with Life’s Challenges

Auteurs: Corina Hinterman, Lawrence Burns, Danielle Hopwood, William Rogers

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 4/2012

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Abstract

This is a preliminary investigation of the role mindfulness plays in relation to cognitive coping strategies in healthy and dysfunctional forms of perfectionism. It was our hypothesis that higher levels of positive perfectionism would be associated with increased mindfulness, self-esteem, and satisfaction with life. The present study used hierarchical regression and correlational designs with a sample of 232 male and female college students. Results suggest that mindfulness has a significant effect in the prediction of positive and negative perfectionism and life satisfaction. Correlational findings indicate significant positive correlations between high levels of mindfulness, self-esteem, proactive coping, and high satisfaction with life. Furthermore, findings demonstrate a significant correlation between lack of mindfulness, negative perfectionism, depression, and rumination. This study provides a plausible argument for the potential importance and benefits of mindfulness in relation to perfectionism and life satisfaction. Further research should investigate whether mindfulness could be a useful tool for negative perfectionists to utilize as a means of decreasing depression and thus increasing life satisfaction and self-esteem.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Mindfulness: Seeking a More Perfect Approach to Coping with Life’s Challenges
Auteurs
Corina Hinterman
Lawrence Burns
Danielle Hopwood
William Rogers
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 4/2012
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-012-0091-8