Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A mixed-methods study of mindfulness in LGBTQ+ youth
by Cochrane, Carrissa, Ed.Sp., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 110; 10260407
Abstract (Summary)

LGBTQ+ youth are at increased risk of experiencing stress, sadness, and dissatisfaction with life. A mixed-methods study was designed to examine the effects of mindfulness training on perceived stress and life satisfaction in LGBTQ+ youth. Quantitative pre- and post-test data were collected using the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescents and Goal Attainment Scaling. Qualitative data were collected via focus group at the conclusion of the mindfulness training. Results indicate that mindfulness training may be effective in reducing stress, increasing life satisfaction, and increasing coping skills in LGBTQ+ youth. School-based mental health service providers may find the group format of mindfulness training an effective use of time and resources.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hagans, Kristi
Commitee: Morrison, Jim, Olaya, Cynthia
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, GLBT Studies, Educational psychology
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ, Mindfulness
Publication Number: 10260407
ISBN: 978-1-369-66843-8
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