Next Article in Journal
Determinants of Risk Perception Related to Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors during Pregnancy: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study on French Women
Next Article in Special Issue
Adolescents’ Psychological Well-Being: A Multidimensional Measure
Previous Article in Journal
Enhanced Adsorption Performance of Oxytetracycline by Desugared Reed Residues
Previous Article in Special Issue
School Demands and Coping Resources−Associations with Multiple Measures of Stress in Mid-Adolescent Girls and Boys
Article Menu
Issue 10 (October) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(10), 2230; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102230

Differential Effect of Level of Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Training on Coping Strategies Used by University Students

1
School of Education and Psychology, University of Navarra, Campus Universitario s/n. 31009 Pamplona, Spain
2
School of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Avenida Pedro de Valdivia, 425, Providencia, Santiago de Chile, Chile
3
Department of Psychology, University of Almería, Cañada de San Urbano s/n. 04120 Almería, Spain
4
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Rambla del Poblenou, 156, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
5
Department of Education, University of Almería, Cañada de San Urbano s/n. 04120 Almería, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 August 2018 / Revised: 2 October 2018 / Accepted: 4 October 2018 / Published: 11 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stress, Coping, and Resilience in Adolescents)
Full-Text   |   PDF [2790 KB, uploaded 14 October 2018]   |  

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to verify, in a group of psychology students, whether mindfulness training in conjunction with the individual’s level of self-regulation behavior would produce a change in the use of coping strategies. A total of 38 students participated in this study, with one experimental group and one control group, in a randomized controlled trial. Observation of the experimental group revealed a significant decrease in specific emotion-focused, negative coping strategies (preparing for the worst, resigned acceptance, emotional venting, and isolation), and a significant increase in specific problem-focused, positive coping (positive reappraisal and firmness, self-talk, help for action), in combination with students’ existing low-medium-high level of self-regulation. The importance and usefulness of mindfulness techniques in Higher Education is discussed, in conjunction with differences in university students’ level of self-regulation behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-regulation; mindfulness; coping strategies; students; higher education self-regulation; mindfulness; coping strategies; students; higher education
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

de la Fuente, J.; Mañas, I.; Franco, C.; Cangas, A.J.; Soriano, E. Differential Effect of Level of Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Training on Coping Strategies Used by University Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2230.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top