Relationship between resilience, mindfulness, and pyschological well-being in university students

Aileen M. Pidgeon, Michelle Keye

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The aim of this study was to explore the role of resilience and mindfulness in predicting psychological wellbeing in university students. A sample of 141 university students completed questionnaires that measured individual differences in mindfulness, resilience, and psychological well-being. Findings revealed significant positive relationships between mindfulness and resilience. Regression analyses revealed that mindfulness and resilience predicted 51% of the variance of psychological well-being scores, with resilience accounting for the greatest amount of variance 47%. Results indicate that, when used as a dichotomous variable in the regression model, the presence of mindfulness meditation makes a significant contribution to an individual’s level of mindfulness as shown by the standardized coefficient of .23. Findings from this study show support for developing programs for university students that target cultivating resilience and mindfulness to increase their ability to effectively manage the complex challenges and competing demands of university life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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