Qualitative Descriptive Exploration of College Students' Opinions Toward and Experiences with Participating in Mindfulness Programs on a College Campus

dc.contributorBenson, Angela
dc.contributorMajor, Claire
dc.contributorMcNeill, Laura
dc.contributorWright, Vivian
dc.contributor.advisorRice, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorBeavers-Forrest, Bernadette
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-05T20:07:36Z
dc.date.available2022-07-05T20:07:36Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractOutstanding leadership is essential for an organization to flourish, including higher education. One of the issues facing leaders in higher education is mental health. Students at universities face many challenges leading to emotional and health problems. College and universities explore traditional and non-traditional wellness models to support students’ mental health. Mindfulness has become a popular holistic model on college campuses, including online learning environments.This qualitative descriptive study aimed to explore college students’ experiences, opinions, and motivation toward participating in mindfulness programs on a college campus. Six themes emerged from the data analysis: Awareness, Daily Stressors, Emotional Regulation, Techniques, Motivation, and Administrative Involvement and Implementation. Based on participants’ responses, mindfulness has been successful in helping manage stress often associated with work, school, family, and time management. The success and sustainability of implementing wellness programs on a college campus is dependent on the level of leadership involvement. Participants favored practicing mindfulness online oppose to face-to-face meetings. Recommendations for practice and future research are described.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otherhttp://purl.lib.ua.edu/184319
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0004368
dc.identifier.otherBeaversForrest_alatus_0004D_14811
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8586
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectAnxiety
dc.subjectCollege students
dc.subjectMindfulness meditation
dc.subjectMindfulness programs
dc.subjectStress
dc.titleQualitative Descriptive Exploration of College Students' Opinions Toward and Experiences with Participating in Mindfulness Programs on a College Campusen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
etdms.degree.disciplineEducational technology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.namePh.D.
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