The direct and indirect benefits of dispositional mindfulness on self-esteem and social anxiety

Michael K. Rasmussen, Aileen M. Pidgeon

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The current study investigated relationships between dispositional mindfulness, self-esteem, and social anxiety using self-report measures. Correlational data were collected from 205 Australian undergraduate students who completed the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS). Mindfulness significantly predicted high levels of self-esteem and low levels of social anxiety. Mediation analysis supported the role of self-esteem as a partial mediator between mindfulness and social anxiety. Clinical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalAnxiety, Stress and Coping
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


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