Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Jeffrey Berman
Dr. Phil Pavlik
Dr. Tracy Hipp
Dr. James Murphy
The present study compared differences between the constructs of mindfulness and cognitive attention using multiple measures of both constructs. These measures included several self-report and behavioral measures of both constructs. Several models were constructed to test the relationship between mindfulness and cognitive attention. Participants from an online Qualtrics subject pool sample were included (N = 200). Participants completed all measures of mindfulness and cognitive attention online and reported demographic information as well as previous exposure to mindfulness. Results indicated that mindfulness and cognitive attention are in fact separate constructs, however it is important that researchers conceptualize how these constructs are related by the ways in which the constructs are measured. Additionally, the present research fround that length of mindfulness exposure has an influence on the level of attention seen on some behavioral measures. Future research should continue to explore these two constructs and the implications of midnfulness on increasing attentional capability.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Jones, Chelsea Nicole, "Does Mindfulness Differ From Attentiveness? A Multitrait-Multimethod Assessment" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2185.