Unpacking the role of mindfulness on conscientiousness and spirituality

Boyce, Maree & Sawang, Sukanlaya (2014) Unpacking the role of mindfulness on conscientiousness and spirituality. The Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 10(6), pp. 1-21.

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The present study examined relationships between conscientiousness and intrinsic spirituality, with the proposed trait ‘mindfulness’ as mediator. The results from 161 functioning adults within an Australian context revealed that mindfulness was significantly predicted by conscientiousness. This study examined the relationship among conscientiousness, trait mindfulness and intrinsic spirituality. It was hypothesised that trait mindfulness would mediate the relationship between conscientiousness and spirituality. We found this hypothesis partially supported. Practically, these results suggest that conscientious individuals do significantly connect with mindfulness, and it was only the more mindful of conscientious individuals that also displayed high levels of intrinsic spirituality. Additional analyses also suggest that conscientious individuals connect with mindfulness through attending to current actions or regulating impulses (act aware) and have an accepting attitude towards thoughts and feelings (non-judge). Possible explanations and implications of these results are discussed in relation to theory, practice and delivery mechanisms of mindfulness.

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ID Code: 75449
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: trait mindfulness , conscientiousness, intrinsic spirituality, mindfulness mechanism
ISSN: 1556-3723
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology of Religion (170111)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Management
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Baylor University
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 00:51
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 14:55

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