The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training on Self-Control among University Students in Yazd

Fariba Olia, Mohsen Saeedmanesh


This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness training on improving self-control in female students living in Yazd dormitory in 2015. In addition to a control group, a quasi-experimental as well as pretest-posttest design was applied for this study. The study population includes all female students of Islamic Azad University of Yazd living in the dormitory in the academic. Thirty-eight subjects were selected by convenience sampling and were randomly placed into two groups: the control group and experimental groups. The Brief Self-Control Scale of Tangney and (2004) was used to collect data. The experimental group participated in an 8-week mindfulness training course, one two-hour session a week and control group did not receive any intervention. The data were analyzed using analysis of covariance and independent t-test. The result of analysis of covariance showed that mindfulness training significantly increased self-control and other aspects of it in the female students living in dormitories.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s3p360

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