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Mindfulness and the Quality of Romantic Relationships: Is it All About Well-Being?

Forster, Peter (2017) Mindfulness and the Quality of Romantic Relationships: Is it All About Well-Being? Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5. pp. 59-63. ISSN 2327-5952 Online: 2327-5960

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Abstract

Studies have shown that mindfulness is positively associated with a number of individual factors related to well-being, attention and awareness, and life satisfaction. Mindfulness has also been shown to be positively associated with the perceived quality of romantic relationships. However, the factors underlying the connection between mindfulness and relationship quality are not well understood. A study is reported in which the connection between mindfulness and perceived relationship quality was investigated when individual life satisfaction was controlled for. The results suggest that individual life satisfaction partially mediates the association between mindfulness and relationship quality but that other factors also contribute to that association. Possible additional mediating factors and ideas for possible future studies that could throw light on this connection are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: mindfulness, relationship quality, life satisfaction, romantic relationships
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Copyright Info: Open Access article
Depositing User: Peter Forster
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 13:15
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5488

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