Adolescent Females' Response to Mindfulness Meditation

Lesley Kaye

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

There is considerable interest in mindfulness meditation as an approach to support mental health and wellbeing. Empirical research on its efficacy in adolescent populations, however, remains scarce.The aim of this research was to explore the experiences of 20 students in an all-girls Western Australian school, who participated in a seven-week mindfulness meditation programme. Three separate studies were conducted: (i) a phenomenographic analysis, (ii) analysis of participants? self-reported levels of mental health and wellbeing and (iii) an open coding analysis. Based on the evidence collected in this modest study, mindfulness meditation appears to be a promising tool for educational environments.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dawson, Vaille, Supervisor
  • Chapman, Elaine, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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