The effectiveness of training mindfulness skills on motivational structures among girl students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MA. student in clinical psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Neyshabour, Neyshabour, Iran

2 Farhangian University of Iran, Iran


Introduction: The present research studies the effectiveness of mindfulness on motivational structure of girl students in Mashhad, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This research as quasi-experimental. Statistical population of this study includes all girl high school students in Mashhad, Iran. 42 students were selected in this research by convenience sampling method with having medium up to high IQ criterion with simultaneous establishment of all educational activities. Data about components of motivational structure and amount of mindfulness of participants in two 21-member groups was obtained using Warwick and Edinburgh well-being scale in two stages. The sessions were held as team consultation group with educational approach. Descriptive statistical methods, inferential statistics, and covariance analysis were used.
Results:It is concluded that training mindfulness influences on motivational structure of girl high school students of Mashhad city (P<0.05).
Conclusion: This study showed that training mindfulness skills increases achievement motivation and commitment to goal and reduces prevention and reliance on chance and the perceived duration of reaching goal.