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ERIC Number: EJ1103673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-1212
Mindfulness for Students Classified with Emotional/Behavioral Disorder
Malow, Micheline S.; Austin, Vance L.
Insights into Learning Disabilities, v13 n1 p81-93 2016
A six-week investigation utilizing a standard mindfulness for adolescents curriculum and norm-based standardized resiliency scale was implemented in a self-contained school for students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD). Informal integration of mindfulness activities into a classroom setting was examined for ecological appropriateness and improvement of student resiliency as conceptualized by pre and post-tests using a standardized measure. T-tests demonstrated that students perceived a significantly greater sense of personal mastery after six weeks of mindfulness activities, defined by the scale as optimism, self-efficacy, and adaptability. Additionally, students perceived a significant decrease in the level of emotional reactivity defined as sensitivity, recovery and impairment. Although a third scale, relatedness, did not reach significance, it was strongly supported and represented a trend in the significant direction. The results, both quantitatively and qualitatively, speak to the power of incorporating informal mindfulness activities into the daily educational curriculums of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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