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Mindfulness-based stress reduction: Does mindfulness training affect competence based self-esteem and burnout?
Stockholm University. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Competence based self-esteem (CBSE) refers to a disposition where an individual strives for self-worth by achievements to compensate a low basic self-esteem (BSE). This kind of self-attitude is linked to burnout. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of an 8-week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention on self-ratings of CBSE, BSE, burnout and mindfulness. Four MBSR groups were enrolled and a total sample comprised 29 participants. Results of repeated measures ANOVAs showed a significant decrease in CBSE and burnout as well as significant increases in BSE and mindfulness. It was further found that pre test - post test change in mindfulness was significantly associated with reduced CBSE. These results indicate the effectiveness of MBSR to reduce burnout and suggest the program’s applicability in treating self-esteem related problems.

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2011. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
mindfulness, competence-based self-esteem, burnout, basic self-esteem, MBSR
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-58870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-58870DiVA: diva2:423222
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2011-06-07, U14, Frescati Hagväg 8, Stockholm, 10:15
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-06-15 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2011-06-15Bibliographically approved

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