Mediating role of coping with stress styles in relation between mindfulness and basic psychological needs satisfaction

Yılmaz, Fatih
Mindfulness is generally defined as awareness of paying attention deliberately to the ‘now’ moment experience by being nonjudgmental and nonreactive. Mindfulness can be observed as trait or state characteristics. Since there are several definitions of mindfulness, there are a lot of scales of mindfulness. In this study trait based mindfulness through Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) was benefited. There are two purposes of the study. First purpose is to provide reliability and especially construct validity to FFMQ (long form) in the sample of Turkish university students. After that, by using FFMQ, second purpose is to investigate mediating role of coping with stress styles in relation between mindfulness and basic psychological needs satisfaction. Results of hierarchical confirmatory factor analysis showed mindfulness was not formed of five factors in less/non-meditating sample of university students. It was formed of four facets: Observe, Describe, Act with Awareness, and Nonreact; but it did not include Nonjudge. Hence in general sense, it is required to conduct hierarchical confirmatory factor analysis before using FFMQ for research purposes. For second purpose, results of mediation analyses showed the relation between mindfulness and basic psychological needs satisfaction was mediated by coping styles to a great extent. Results for mediating role of coping styles in the current study point out mindfulness based interventions should be considered simultaneously with coping styles by increasing approach coping and decreasing avoidant coping. Thus, basic psychological needs are likely to be satisfied more.


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Citation Formats
F. Yılmaz, “Mediating role of coping with stress styles in relation between mindfulness and basic psychological needs satisfaction,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2020.