Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6720

Date

2021

Date of Award

7-9-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Jeffrey Berman

Committee Member

Dr. Phil Pavlik

Committee Member

Dr. Tracy Hipp

Committee Member

Dr. James Murphy

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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