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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 49: The Role of Emotion on Mindfulness-Induced Motivation

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This study examined the associations between mindfulness, change in positive affect, and motivation. Specifically, we were investigating if a change in positive affect mediated the relationship between mindfulness and motivation, which was measured through two variables: a motivation scale and a motivation task. The current study included 16 participants. Participants were randomly assigned to either the mindfulness or control condition, which determined which audio they listened to. All participants completed a mental arithmetic task and the same questionnaires: the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, the Toronto Mindfulness Scale, and the Situational Motivation Scale. After an independent-samples t-test and two series simple regressions, one significant result arose: higher levels of mindfulness were associated with higher scores on the motivation scale. It cannot be concluded from this study that change in positive affect mediates the association between mindfulness and motivation, but this study supports that mindfulness is significantly associated with motivation.

Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library

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