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.
|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|
|Keywords:||Difficulties in emotion Regulation, Emotion Regulation Scale–Short Form (DERS-SF), Meditation, Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory (MSEI), Self-esteem, Vipassana|
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