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Relationships between Mindfulness, Purpose in Life, Happiness, Anxiety, and Depression: Testing a Mediation Model in a Sample of Women

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Department of Psychology, Pontifical University of Salamanca, Calle de la Compañía 5, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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Faculty of Education, Pontifical University of Salamanca, Calle Henry Collet 52-70, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 925; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030925
Received: 11 December 2020 / Revised: 18 January 2021 / Accepted: 19 January 2021 / Published: 21 January 2021
Mindfulness is connected to positive outcomes related to mental health and well-being. However, the psychological mechanisms that account for these relationships are largely unknown. A multiple-step multiple mediator structural equation modeling (SEM) model was tested with mindfulness as the independent variable; purpose in life and behavioral activation as serial mediators; and happiness, anxiety, and depression as outcome measures. Data were obtained from 1267 women. Higher mindfulness was associated with higher levels of happiness and lower anxiety and depression symptoms. The association of mindfulness with the outcome variables could be partially accounted for by purpose in life and behavioral activation. The SEM model explained large proportions of variance in happiness (50%), anxiety (34%), and depression (44%) symptoms. Mindfulness is associated with both a sense of purpose in life and engagement in activities, which are also connected with positive outcomes. Moreover, having purposes in life is linked to higher levels of behavioral activation. View Full-Text
Keywords: mindfulness; purpose in life; behavioral activation; happiness; anxiety; depression mindfulness; purpose in life; behavioral activation; happiness; anxiety; depression
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Crego, A.; Yela, J.R.; Gómez-Martínez, M.Á.; Riesco-Matías, P.; Petisco-Rodríguez, C. Relationships between Mindfulness, Purpose in Life, Happiness, Anxiety, and Depression: Testing a Mediation Model in a Sample of Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 925. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030925

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Crego A, Yela JR, Gómez-Martínez MÁ, Riesco-Matías P, Petisco-Rodríguez C. Relationships between Mindfulness, Purpose in Life, Happiness, Anxiety, and Depression: Testing a Mediation Model in a Sample of Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):925. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030925

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Crego, Antonio; Yela, José R.; Gómez-Martínez, María Á.; Riesco-Matías, Pablo; Petisco-Rodríguez, Cristina. 2021. "Relationships between Mindfulness, Purpose in Life, Happiness, Anxiety, and Depression: Testing a Mediation Model in a Sample of Women" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 3: 925. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030925

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