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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293-297

Role of mindfulness training on psychological capital of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences students


1 PhD Student of Health Management in Disasters, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Consultation of Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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Rahele Samouei
PhD Student of Health Management in Disasters, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: Nil., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


DOI: 10.4103/2395-2296.163936

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Introduction: Given the novel and applied nature of mindfulness techniques and due to the importance of psychological capital on the lives of students, this study aims to investigate the role of mindfulness education on psychological capital of students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This study uses semi-empirical method with pretest and posttest to study two groups of students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the help of five-factor mindfulness questionnaire and psychological capital questionnaire with acceptable validity and reliability in eight sessions. The results were gathered after three months and analyzed using student's t-test. Result: The results of comparison between the average posttest score of test and control groups showed no significant difference between the two groups. Conclusions: Given the fact that the effectiveness of these types of interventions has been confirmed by various studies, by controlling executive limitations before educational interventions, it is possible to achieve better results.


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