Meditation Practice Is Associated with a Values-Oriented Life: the Mediating Role of Decentering and Mindfulness

dc.contributor.authorFranquesa, Alba
dc.contributor.authorCebolla, Ausias
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Campayo, Javier
dc.contributor.authorDemarzo, Marcelo Marcos Piva [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorElices, Matilde
dc.contributor.authorPascual, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.authorSoler, Joaquim
dc.description.abstractClarification of personal values and meditation practice has been associated in most meditation traditions and in academic texts. Both values-related behavior and meditation practice increases well-being, but their relationship has not been well studied. It has been suggested that values, together with self-regulation, psychological flexibility, and exposure, are key mechanisms of action in mindfulness. The aims of this study were to explore the association between meditation and values and to examine the processes involved in this relation. A sample of 235 meditation-na < ve participants and 274 subjects with varying levels of experience in meditation practice completed an online assessment protocol composed of Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ), Decentering Questionnaire (EQ), Valued Living Questionnaire (VLQ), and Engagement with Life Scale (ELS). Results revealed that daily meditators were more consistent, aware, and life-fulfilled about their valuesen
dc.description.abstractmoreover, these measures correlated with the mindfulness process and decentering. The relation between meditation practice and values-related behavior (assessed by the VLQ) was mediated by decentering. The association between meditation practice and Valued Living and Life Fulfillment (measured by the ELS) was mediated by the decentering, describing, and non-judging dimensions of mindfulness. The findings in this study support the relation between meditation and personal values, mediated by the decentering, describing, and non-judging facets of mindfulness.en
dc.description.affiliationLes Corts Ctr Higiene Mental, Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUniv Autonoma Barcelona, Dept Psiquiatria & Med Legal, Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUniv Valencia, Dept Personal Evaluat & Psychol Treatments, Valencia, Spain
dc.description.affiliationMiguel Servet Hosp, Dept Psychiat, Zaragoza, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUniv Zaragoza, Inst Aragoncs Ciencias Salud, Red Actividades Prevent & Promoc Salud REDIAPP, Zaragoza, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Mente Aberta Brazilian Ctr Mindfulness & Hlth Pro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Autonoma Barcelona, Serv Psiquiatria, Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Salud Mental CIBERSAM Madri, Ave St Antoni Ma Claret 167, Barcelona 08025, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUniv Autonoma Barcelona, Dept Psicol Clin & Salut, Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniv Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Mente Aberta Brazilian Ctr Mindfulness & Hlth Pro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.description.sponsorshipPROMOSAM: Investigacion en procesos, mecanismos y tratamientos psicologicos para la promocion de la salud mental (Red de Excelencia) [PSI2014-56303-REDT]
dc.identifier.citationMindfulness. Dordrecht, v. 8, n. 5, p. 1259-1268, 2017.
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dc.titleMeditation Practice Is Associated with a Values-Oriented Life: the Mediating Role of Decentering and Mindfulnessen