ERIC Number: EJ1022997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Effects of a Mindfulness Group on Latino Adolescent Students: Examining Levels of Perceived Stress, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Psychological Symptoms
Edwards, Michelle; Adams, Eve M.; Waldo, Michael; Hadfield, O. D.; Biegel, Gina M.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v39 n2 p145-163 2014
This pilot study evaluated the impact of mindfulness groups on 20 Latino middle school students who participated in 8-session structured groups using the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens curriculum. The participants' scores on the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale; the Self-Compassion Scale; the Perceived Stress Scale; and the Depression, Anxiety, and Hostility subscales of the Symptom Check List-90-R were examined at 3 points in time. There were no significant changes during the baseline period. Following participation in the groups, the adolescents' mindfulness and self-compassion scores significantly increased, and their perceived stress and depression significantly decreased.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Middle School Students, Stress Management, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Intervention, Skill Development, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Rural Schools, Relaxation Training, Group Activities, Quasiexperimental Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Beck Depression Inventory; State Trait Anxiety Inventory