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The direct and indirect benefits of dispositional mindfulness on self-esteem and social anxiety
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
  • Michael K. Rasmussen, Bond University
  • Aileen M. Pidgeon, Bond University
Date of this Version
3-1-2011
Document Type
Journal Article
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Rasmussen, M. K., & Pidgeon, A. M. (2011). The direct and indirect benefits of dispositional mindfulness on self-esteem and social anxiety. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 24 (2), 227-233.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 170106

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Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Michael K. Rasmussen and Aileen M. Pidgeon. "The direct and indirect benefits of dispositional mindfulness on self-esteem and social anxiety" Anxiety, Stress and Coping Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 227 - 233 ISSN: 1061-5806
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