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ERIC Number: EJ1132231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Examination of the Impact of a College Level Meditation Course on College Student Well Being
Crowley, Claire; Munk, Dana
College Student Journal, v51 n1 p91-98 Spr 2017
Statement of the Problem: The competing pressures of college life can increase stress and anxiety in college students and have negative outcomes on academic performance and overall well-being. The purpose of this study was to use qualitative measures to examine how participation in a college level experiential meditation course impacted students' outlook on life and relationship with others. Method: Participants were (N = 28) enrolled in a 15 week meditation course which blended techniques from the Buddhist and mindfulness traditions. Data was compiled from written contemplations students completed about their meditation experience. Results: Qualitative analysis revealed that students became more mindful, compassionate, and experienced a heightened sense of psychological well-being from practicing meditation. Results demonstrated the practice of meditation can facilitate exploration of emotional states that support the process of self-actualization and improve overall college student well-being. Conclusions: Further study of the use of meditation in higher education with students will be beneficial in establishing the credibility of this practice in higher education institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A