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The Impact of Mindfulness and Values on Caregivers

Goldstein, Alissa L. (2017) The Impact of Mindfulness and Values on Caregivers. [Dissertation]

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Abstract

Many caregivers can benefit from specific strategies to cope with the significant financial, physical, and emotional burdens of caregiving. Recent studies have shown that interventions promoting mindfulness and values clarification are promising treatments for reducing mental health symptoms and enhancing positive affect. This study determined the impact of dispositional mindfulness and values on measures of caregiver burden and positive affect. It was hypothesized that higher levels of mindfulness and values would be associated with lower levels of caregiver burden and higher levels of positive affect. Additionally, it was expected that values would mediate the relation between mindfulness and burden/positive affect. All study hypotheses were confirmed. Values mediated mindfulness and caregiver burden, and mindfulness and positive affect. Research and practice implications and study limitations are discussed.

Item Type: Dissertation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Alissa L. Goldstein
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 15:16
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 15:17
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/385

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