The direct and indirect benefits of dispositional mindfulness on self-esteem and social anxiety
Anxiety, Stress, & Coping
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2011
Pages: 227 - 233
Source ID: shanti-sources-109031
Collection: Mindfulness Studies and Undergraduates
Abstract: The current study investigated relationships between dispositional mindfulness, self-esteem, and social anxiety using self-report measures. Correlational data were collected from 205 Australian undergraduate students who completed the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS). Mindfulness significantly predicted high levels of self-esteem and low levels of social anxiety. Mediation analysis supported the role of self-esteem as a partial mediator between mindfulness and social anxiety. Clinical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.