Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Examining the Effectiveness of Compassion Meditation with Elementary Students
by Herriman, Taylor, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 48; 13878368
Abstract (Summary)

Meditation and mindfulness are concepts that have been closely examined in recent research. Mindfulness-based interventions have been used to treat individuals experiencing emotional problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and externalizing problems, among several other disorders. As the research base on meditation and mindfulness continues to grow, the concept of compassion has been included as a supplement to mindfulness-based interventions. Compassion-based interventions have been shown to improve social and emotional skills in adults. Although research on compassion, mindfulness, and meditation seems promising, much of the research focuses on adult populations; very little research has been conducted that shows the effectiveness of compassion-based mindfulness programs with children and adolescents. The current study examines the effectiveness of a compassion and mindfulness-based meditation program, the Compassion Approach to Learning Meditation (CALM), in elementary-age students.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jewell, Jeremy
Commitee: Conoyer, Sarah, Hupp, Stephen
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Elementary education, Educational psychology
Publication Number: 13878368
ISBN: 978-1-392-23120-3
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