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On being aware and accepting: a one-year longitudinal study into adolescent well-being

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The nature and potential benefit of awareness and experiential acceptance in adolescence

    remains neglected and understudied. To address this gap in the literature, 776 students (50%

    female) in Grade 10 completed measures of mindfulness, emotional awareness, and experiential

    acceptance, as well as measures of major personality traits. To study prospective

    changes, assessments of emotional well-being were completed across a 1-year interval.

    Analyses revealed that “Acting with Awareness” (engaging fully in one’s current activity with

    undivided attention), emotional awareness, and experiential acceptance where all linked to

    prosocial tendencies and uniquely predicted increases in well-being across the year.

    Observing experience (noticing, observing, and attending to a variety of stimuli) was correlated

    with positive and negative aspects of personality and did not predict changes in wellbeing.

    We discuss the implications for understanding awareness and acceptance in youth.

    2010 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.

Authors


  •   Ciarrochi, Joseph (external author)
  •   Kashdan, Todd B. (external author)
  •   Leeson, Peter R.
  •   Heaven, Patrick C. L. (external author)
  •   Jordan, Carlie (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Ciarrochi, J. V., Kashdan, T., Leeson, P., Heaven, P. C. L.. & Jordan, C. (2011). On being aware and accepting: a one-year longitudinal study into adolescent well-being. Journal of Adolescence, 34 (4), 695-703.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79959782630

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2096

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 695

End Page


  • 703

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The nature and potential benefit of awareness and experiential acceptance in adolescence

    remains neglected and understudied. To address this gap in the literature, 776 students (50%

    female) in Grade 10 completed measures of mindfulness, emotional awareness, and experiential

    acceptance, as well as measures of major personality traits. To study prospective

    changes, assessments of emotional well-being were completed across a 1-year interval.

    Analyses revealed that “Acting with Awareness” (engaging fully in one’s current activity with

    undivided attention), emotional awareness, and experiential acceptance where all linked to

    prosocial tendencies and uniquely predicted increases in well-being across the year.

    Observing experience (noticing, observing, and attending to a variety of stimuli) was correlated

    with positive and negative aspects of personality and did not predict changes in wellbeing.

    We discuss the implications for understanding awareness and acceptance in youth.

    2010 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.

Authors


  •   Ciarrochi, Joseph (external author)
  •   Kashdan, Todd B. (external author)
  •   Leeson, Peter R.
  •   Heaven, Patrick C. L. (external author)
  •   Jordan, Carlie (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Ciarrochi, J. V., Kashdan, T., Leeson, P., Heaven, P. C. L.. & Jordan, C. (2011). On being aware and accepting: a one-year longitudinal study into adolescent well-being. Journal of Adolescence, 34 (4), 695-703.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79959782630

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2096

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 695

End Page


  • 703

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom