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ERIC Number: EJ764202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Practice Makes Better? A Study of Meditation Learners in a Classroom Environment
Lin, Chin-Yen; Kuo, Tsung-Hsien; Kuo, Yen-Ku; Kuo, Yen-Lin; Ho, Li-An; Lin, Chien-Ting
Educational Studies, v33 n1 p65-80 Mar 2007
The study investigates the effect of length of meditation history on various factors, namely learning motivation, learning outcome and classroom climate. Data were collected from working adult learners (n = 450) attending meditation classes in two large cities in Taiwan. The investigation categorized learners based on meditation experience, namely less than 1 year, 1-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-10 years and greater than 10 years. The study investigated how experience affects learners in their perception of motivation, learning outcome and classroom climate, using one-way ANOVA and post-hoc analysis. Results showed a non-linear ordered response--longer meditation experience does not in all cases increase benefits gained from meditation. A follow-up group discussion with learners identified learning fatigue as a possible factor for the non-linear results. In addition, through canonical correlation analysis, the study also showed that learning motivation and classroom climate is strongly correlated with learning outcome. The paper concludes with a discussion of results. Sample data breakdowns are appended. (Contains 3 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan