ERIC Number: EJ1171734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Meditative Training Improves Undergraduate Executive Functioning
Kaufman, Jason A.; Jensen, Jon A.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v32 n2 p163-179 2018
The experience of attending college can be a stressful experience for many students, one that college and university counseling centers may have limited resources of time and finances to assuage. For instance, decision making may deteriorate during times of stress and result in a narrowed perceptual set. The present study sought to determine through a novel design whether meditative training could effectively address the situation. Results indicated that classroom-based meditative training improved executive functioning among college students regarding stress, cognitive flexibility, and insight. Such an approach to intervention may provide college and university counseling centers with greater opportunities to better meet student emotional and academic needs.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Executive Function, Stress Variables, Counseling Services, Decision Making, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Techniques, Student Needs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Relaxation Training, Measures (Individuals), Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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