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Vipassana Meditation, Self-Esteem, and Emotion Regulation
by MehdiNejad, Laleh, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020, 100; 28023843
Abstract (Summary)

This study assesses the directionality of the relationship between Vipassana meditation, practitioners’ self-esteem, and difficulties with emotion regulation. This study also examined the correlation between Vipassana meditation practitioners, self-esteem and their ability to regulate their emotions. The sample includes 30 (19 female and 11 male) experienced Vipassana meditators living in California. Subjects completed two self-report measures, the Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory (MSEI) and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale–Short Form (DERS-SF). The results of each inventory were compared to the normative sample, and data was collected individually during the group meditation setting. Findings indicated a significant relationship between the Vipassana meditation and practitioners’ self-esteem and emotion regulation. Results also revealed an inverse relationship between practitioners’ self-esteem and difficulty regulating emotions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sterling, Sean, Dargah, Minoo
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Applied Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Difficulties in emotion Regulation, Emotion Regulation Scale–Short Form (DERS-SF), Meditation, Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory (MSEI), Self-esteem, Vipassana
Publication Number: 28023843
ISBN: 9798672135687
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