Impact of naturalistic and urban environment on mindfulness practice in reducing rumination

Lee, Nick, Chatzisarantis, Nikos and McMahon, Ashley (2021) Impact of naturalistic and urban environment on mindfulness practice in reducing rumination. Advanced Research in Psychology. pp. 1-10.

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Mindfulness intervention is commonly employed to lower rumination due to its ability to target the components of the ruminative process. The current study attempts to examine how environmental settings, nature vs. urban, are able to affect the outcome of mindfulness practices in its ability to reduce rumination. A total of 316 participants completed a survey regarding their mindfulness practices, trait mindfulness, dysfunctional attitude, attention control and rumination. Data was analysed using block variable analysis. Results indicate during the initial stages of one’s practice, a naturalistic environment could help reduce rumination better than an urban environment. However, people who meditate in urban environments can better reduce their rumination levels as they persist in their practice over time.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Mindfulness | Rumination | Dysfunctional attitude | Attention control | Block variable | Urban environment | Nature
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > Applied Psychology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2022 17:15
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2022 17:15
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