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Title: Differential effect of level of self-regulation and mindfulness training on coping strategies used by university students
Author: de la Fuente, Jesús
Mañas Mañas, Israel
Franco, Clemente
Cangas, Adolfo J.
Soriano, Encarnación
Keywords: self-regulation
mindfulness
coping strategies
students
higher education
Issue Date: 11-Oct-2018
Publisher: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Citation: de la Fuente, J., Mañas, I., Franco, C., Cangas, A. J., & Soriano, E. (2018). Differential effect of level of self-regulation and mindfulness training on coping strategies used by university students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(10) doi:10.3390/ijerph15102230
Also see: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/10/2230/pdf
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to verify, in a group of psychology students, whether mindfulness training in conjunction with the individual's level of self-regulation behavior would produce a change in the use of coping strategies. A total of 38 students participated in this study, with one experimental group and one control group, in a randomized controlled trial. Observation of the experimental group revealed a significant decrease in specific emotion-focused, negative coping strategies (preparing for the worst, resigned acceptance, emotional venting, and isolation), and a significant increase in specific problem-focused, positive coping (positive reappraisal and firmness, self-talk, help for action), in combination with students' existing low-medium-high level of self-regulation. The importance and usefulness of mindfulness techniques in Higher Education is discussed, in conjunction with differences in university students' level of self-regulation behavior.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/93316
ISSN: 1660-4601MIAR
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