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On the Relationship Between the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation and Personality—an Exploratory Analysis of the Mediating Role of Mindfulness Skills

Overview of attention for article published in Mindfulness, June 2011
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Title
On the Relationship Between the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation and Personality—an Exploratory Analysis of the Mediating Role of Mindfulness Skills
Published in
Mindfulness, June 2011
DOI 10.1007/s12671-011-0060-7
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Authors

Paul A. M. van den Hurk, Tom Wingens, Fabio Giommi, Henk P. Barendregt, Anne E. M. Speckens, Hein T. van Schie

Abstract

Mindfulness meditation (MM) has often been suggested to induce fundamental changes in the way events in life are experienced and dealt with, presumably leading to alterations in personality. However, the relationship between the practice of MM and personality has not been systematically studied. The aim of this study was to explore this relationship and to investigate the mediating role of mindfulness skills. Thirty-five experienced mindfulness meditators (age range, 31-75 years; meditation experience range, 0.25-35 years; mean, ∼13 years) and 35 age-, gender-, and ethnicity-matched controls (age range, 27-63 years) without any meditation experience completed a personality (NEO-FFI) and mindfulness (KIMS) questionnaire. The practice of MM was positively related to openness and extraversion and negatively related to neuroticism and conscientiousness. Thus, the results of the current study associate the practice of MM with higher levels of curiosity and receptivity to new experiences and experience of positive affect and with less proneness toward negative emotions and worrying and a reduced focus on achievements. Furthermore, the mediating role of specific mindfulness skills in the relationship between the practice of MM and personality traits was shown.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
United States 2 1%
Malaysia 2 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Lithuania 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 181 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 18%
Student > Bachelor 29 15%
Researcher 28 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 11%
Other 42 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 119 60%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 8%
Unspecified 14 7%
Social Sciences 10 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 5%
Other 30 15%

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