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dc.contributor.advisorCoatsworth, J. Douglas
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Amberly Reigh
dc.contributor.committeememberShomaker, Lauren
dc.contributor.committeememberStallones, Lorann
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-27T03:57:13Z
dc.date.available2015-08-27T03:57:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description2015 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the interpersonal nature of mindfulness by testing the association between mindfulness and marital satisfaction. The growing scientific study of mindfulness has emphasized how the physical body, cognitive thoughts and experienced emotions contribute to a general sense of personal wellbeing, but less focus has been on how mindfulness is connected to healthy interpersonal relationships. In a sample of 222 predominately middle-class, Caucasian, married mothers, this study tested the direct association between mindfulness and marital satisfaction and the indirect relationship operating through a general sense of wellbeing. Results indicated that a direct relationship between mindfulness and marital satisfaction was not statistically significant, but the indirect pathway of mindfulness to marital satisfaction via wellbeing emerged significant. Therefore, one possibility is that mindfulness affects marital satisfaction through creating a general sense of wellbeing for the individual. These findings encourage future research on mindfulness and marital satisfaction, and other possible pathways through which they are associated.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierSmith_colostate_0053N_12934.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/166968
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectindirect
dc.subjectmindfulness
dc.subjectwellbeing
dc.subjectmarital satisfaction
dc.subjectcouple
dc.subjectrelationship
dc.titleMindfulness and marital satisfaction: direct and indirect effects
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thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Development and Family Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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