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The Mindful Personality II: Exploring the Metatraits from a Cybernetic Perspective

Auteurs: Adam W. Hanley, Anne K. Baker, Eric L. Garland

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 3/2018

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Abstract

Relationships between dispositional mindfulness and the personality metatraits, stability and plasticity, remain unexplored despite continued efforts to more accurately characterize associations between dispositional mindfulness and personality. The metatraits are theorized to constitute basic requirements for biological survival and their expression is believed to be a strong determinant of well-being. As such, this study used path analysis to explore associations between dispositional mindfulness, the metatraits, and psychological well-being in a sample of 403 American adults. Results indicate that dispositional mindfulness is principally associated with stability, or the capacity to sustain currently operative schemas and goals. Results further suggest a positive relationship between dispositional mindfulness and plasticity, or the tendency to flexibly adapt to changing circumstances. A more granular investigation of these associations demonstrated that the facets of dispositional mindfulness are differentially related with the metatraits. Ultimately, the metatraits were found to fully mediate the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Mindful Personality II: Exploring the Metatraits from a Cybernetic Perspective
Auteurs
Adam W. Hanley
Anne K. Baker
Eric L. Garland
Publicatiedatum
24-10-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 3/2018
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0836-5

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