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Psychological Well-Being: The Effects of Mindfulness, Sociability, Self Control and Yoga on Mental Health

Cassidy, Olivia (2017) Psychological Well-Being: The Effects of Mindfulness, Sociability, Self Control and Yoga on Mental Health. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the psychological construct of mindfulness as a predictor of positive mental health. Despite much awareness and implication of mindfulness practice, little research exists in related predictors of psychological well being including sociability and self control and their relationship with mindfulness. The present study aims to examine whether mindfulness, sociability and self control contribute to a positive mental health and observe the relationship between the four variables using a regression analysis. The study will observe whether people who engage in yoga activities comprise of higher levels of mindfulness than non yoga attendees to further strengthen current research that yoga practice is related to mindfulness and subsequently psychological well being. The current sample (n= 77) were recruited using opportunistic sampling in which interested participants followed an online link to virtually participate in the research study. The results of the Multiple Regression model demonstrated that mindfulness, sociability and self control significantly explained 40% of variance associated with psychological well being. Hypotheses 2 and 3 were did not find a significant relationship between yoga practice and time period of yoga practice with increased mindfulness levels. The results of this study have important implications in addressing mental health issues across the student population of Ireland. Overall, the study effectively investigates the role of psychological constructs in predicting psychological well being.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 11:30
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 11:30
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2774

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