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    Mindfulness Facets and Psychological Well-Being among Meditators: Serenity as a Mediating Process

    Rebecca Y. M. Cheung1,*, Iris Yili Wang2, Elsa Ngar-Sze Lau3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 177-187, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047190

    Abstract Guided by the theoretical processes of mindfulness and psychological well-being, this study examined serenity as a mediator between mindfulness facets and psychological well-being, as indexed by depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Participants were 133 mindfulness practitioners who took part in a 3-day transnational meditation event in Hong Kong. Upon informed consent, participants completed a self-report questionnaire. The findings from structural equation modeling showed that serenity mediated the relation between two facets of mindfulness, including describing and nonreacting to inner experience, and life satisfaction. Serenity also mediated the relation between the mindfulness facet of describing and More >

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    Psychological and Physiological Health Benefits of a Structured Forest Therapy Program for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders

    Namyun Kil1,*, Jin Gun Kim2, Emily Thornton1, Amy Jeranek3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.10, pp. 1117-1125, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.022981

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    Mental health conditions in children and adolescents can be improved by slow mindful nature connection known as forest therapy or bathing. Forest therapy has recently received growing attention as an enabler of relaxation and preventive health care with demonstrated clinical efficacy. However, it is not well-known that forest therapy also decreases mental health issues among individuals with mental health disorders. This study explored the psychological and physiological health benefits of structured forest therapy programs for children and adolescents with mental health disorders. A one-group pre-test-posttest design was employed for our study participants. Twelve participants (aged 9–14

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    Short-Term Mindfulness Intervention on Adolescents’ Negative Emotion under Global Pandemic

    Yue Yuan1,*, Aibao Zhou1,*, Tinghao Tang1, Manying Kang2, Haiyan Zhao1, Zhi Wang3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.4, pp. 563-577, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.022161

    Abstract Objective: In this research, we tried to explore how short-term mindfulness (STM) intervention affects adolescents’ anxiety, depression, and negative and positive emotion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design: 10 classes were divided into experiment groups (5 classes; n = 238) and control (5 classes; n = 244) randomly. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) were used to measure participants’ dependent variables. In the experiment group, we conducted STM practice interventions every morning in their first class from March to November 2020. No interventions were conducted in the control group. Methods: Paired-sample t-tests were used to identify… More >

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    Hope and Academic Procrastination in Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model

    Shoushi Wang1, Jingping Shi2, Ruike Sheng1, Si Yu1, Wei Xu1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 933-944, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.023083

    Abstract Academic procrastination among adolescents is an increasingly prominent problem. It is important to look for influences behind academic procrastination in the adolescent population. The present study aimed to reveal the explanatory mechanisms underlying the association between hope and academic procrastination behaviors among Chinese adolescents by testing the mediating role of attentional control and the moderating role of trait mindfulness. Participants in the current study were 1156 Chinese adolescents who completed self-report questionnaires on hope, attentional control, academic procrastination, and trait mindfulness. The results indicated that adolescent hope was negatively related to academic procrastination and that More >

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    Mindfulness Intervention on Adolescents’ Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Capital during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Aibao Zhou1, Yue Yuan1,*, Manying Kang2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 665-677, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019623

    Abstract Background: Since the outbreak of COVID-19 caused adults suffer from mental disorders, it would be an essential for psychologist to help individuals overcome mental disorders. Objective: This study aim to explore whether the intervention of mindfulness is an efficient method to enhance adolescents’ emotional intelligence (EI) and psychological capital (PC) to provide a theoretical basis and future directions for both targeted crisis intervention and psychological trauma recovery plans. Design: This research was designed as randomized controlled trial and total of 798 students were evaluated statistically. Methods: We used paired-sample t-tests and repeated measures ANOVA to compare every factor defined… More >

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    Using Sieve of Eratosthenes for the Factor Analysis of Neutrosophic Form of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire as an Alternative Confirmatory Factor Analysis

    Volkan Duran1, Selçuk Topal2,*, Florentin Smarandache3, Said Broumi4

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.129, No.2, pp. 953-971, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2021.016696

    Abstract In this study, the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire which was adapted from the short form of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire was evaluated and this scale into neutrosophic form was converted and the results of the scale were compared for proposing new type confirmatory analysis procedure as well as developing neutrosophic scales. The exploratory factor analysis was used in the analysis of the data. Besides, test results were analyzed for Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin and Bartlett values, common factor variance values, scree plot graphs, and the principal component analysis results. The sample of the study consists of 194… More >

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    Mindfulness Associates Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Internal Control and the Presence of Meaning in Life

    Zihui Yuan1,2,#, Yanhui Xiang1,2,*, Ziyuan Chen1,2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 15-25, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.012787

    Abstract This study explored the internal mechanism of the effect of mindfulness on life satisfaction from the perspective of logotherapy theory and achievement attribution theory. We recruited 1021 college students using a combination of random sampling and cluster sampling. They completed the relevant questionnaire. The results showed that, from the perspective of logotherapy theory, we find that the presence of meaning in life is an important intermediary between mindfulness and life satisfaction. From the perspective of achievement attribution theory, we found that internal control was an important intermediary between mindfulness and life satisfaction. In addition, we More >

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    Self-Compassion as a Mediator in the Effect of Dispositional Mindfulness on Anxiety and Aggressiveness in College Students with Left-Behind Experience

    Si Yu1, Chunyang Zhang2, Yijun Lin1, Qian Zhang3, Wei Xu1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 71-81, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011194

    Abstract Few studies have comprehensively explored the mechanism of the association between dispositional mindfulness and the process of internalization and externalization. Given that dispositional mindfulness can enhance the level of self-acceptance, the present study investigated the role of self-compassion in the effect of dispositional mindfulness on anxiety and aggressiveness among college students with left-behind experience (LBE). A total of 385 Chinese college students with LBE reported their level of dispositional mindfulness, anxiety symptoms, aggressiveness, and self-compassion. Dispositional mindfulness was negatively associated with anxiety and aggressiveness after controlling for gender, age, and whether they are the only More >

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