The effect of mindfulness training on intelligent female students’ social laziness in 2014-2015

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Khodamorad Momeni 1 , Parisa Janjani 1 , Sahand Geravand 2 , *

1 Department of Psychology , Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Momeni K , Janjani P , Geravand S . The effect of mindfulness training on intelligent female students’ social laziness in 2014-2015, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2017 ; 6(1):e81146.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 6 (1); e81146
Published Online: May 23, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 19, 2016
Accepted: March 04, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Social laziness as one of the negative aspects of group activities indicates that people may show less self-conscious effort in the context of group than when working individually. So, the present study aimed to investigate the effect of mindfulness training on social laziness of intelligent female students.

Methods: This experimental study comprised a pretest-posttest design using experimental and control groups. The study population included all high school intelligent female students in Kermanshah city that were studying in Farzanegan School in academic year 2014-2015. Sampling was done in random cluster sampling method. From the eighteen classes of Farzanegan schools in the city, two classes were selected. After they completed the social laziness questionnaire, a total of 30 participants who had the highest rate of social laziness were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. The experimental group during six sessions, two session each weeks for 1.5 to 2 hours were trained mindfulness and the control group did not receive any training. After the intervention posttests were conducted for both groups. The collected data were analyzed using covariance.

Results: Data analysis showed there is a significant difference between the experimental group and the control group in terms of social laziness with 72% of the variance being due to the effect of intervention.

Conclusion: Mindfulness training can improve the performance of students in group activities and increase the efficiency of teamwork.

Keywords

Mindfulness training social laziness intelligent students

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