Author: Franco Justo C, de la Fuente Arias M, Salvador Granados M.
Affiliation: Universidad de Almería.
Date published: 2011 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 23 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 58-65 , Special Notes: [Article in Spanish] , Word Count: 153
Impact of a training program in full consciousness (mindfulness) in the measure of growth and personal self-realization. This research focused on the impact of a full awareness (mindfulness) program on the sense of growth and personal self-realization in a sample of secondary school students. A randomized controlled design with an experimental group and waiting-list group was implemented. The Self-concept and Self-actualization Questionnaire (AURE) was used as dependent variable and was administrated before and after running the mindfulness program. The results show a statistically significant difference between pre-test and post-test scores on all factors and subfactors of the AURE. It is concluded that a program of meditation, focused on mindfulness training, may be a valid and appropriate instrument to improve a personal sense of self-realization and growth. It is also suggested that the use of such a program could be complementary with the Instructional-Emotive Program for Personal Growth and Self-realization (PIECAP) psycho-educational program.