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Pages: 93-100
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1022

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

THE IMPACT OF A GESTALT-BASED INTERVENTION PROGRAM ON THE MINDFULNESS SKILLS, SELF –COMPASSION AND LIFE SATISFACTION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

A. Kyvelou1, A. Kassotaki-Maridaki1, A. Antonopoulou1, G. Kleftaras2

1Harokopio University (GREECE)
2University of Thessaly (GREECE)
The evidence reported in a great number of mindfulness-based intervention studies conducted among clinical and nonclinical populations shows the beneficial effects of these interventions on people’s health and psychological prosperity. The present study aimed to examine whether a Gestalt-based Intervention Program involving 12 sessions and employing mindfulness techniques could promote the mindfulness skills, self-compassion and life satisfaction of 207 undergraduate students aged between 20-23 years. One hundred and forty seven (147) of the participants followed the intervention program whereas sixty (60) of them formed the control group.

The Mindfulness Awareness, Attention Scale, MAAS (Brown & Ryan, 2003), the Self-Compassion Scale, SCS (Neff, 2003) and the Life Satisfaction Scale (Pavot & Diener, 2008) were used to assess the students' mindfulness skills, self-compassion and life satisfaction. The results revealed that the aforementioned intervention program contributed to the promotion of the mindfulness skills of all participants. In addition, it managed to increase their self-compassion and life satisfaction.
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A. Kyvelou, A. Kassotaki-Maridaki, A. Antonopoulou, G. Kleftaras (2018) THE IMPACT OF A GESTALT-BASED INTERVENTION PROGRAM ON THE MINDFULNESS SKILLS, SELF –COMPASSION AND LIFE SATISFACTION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 93-100.
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