Effects of a brief online mindfulness intervention on mindfulness, psychological distress and parenting stress in preschool parents.
|Authors||Chapman, C and Van Gordon, William|
Parents of preschool children are regularly challenged by oppositionist childhood behaviour, resulting in sub-optimal parent-child interactions and increased levels of parental stress. While healthy stress responses to parent-child conflict may be cultivated through mindful-ness, traditional mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) can be time consuming and their accessibility geo-graphically limited, which may be impractical for time-constrained parents. The purpose of this study was to pilot a three-day, online, MBI for reducing psychological distress and parenting stress in preschool parents (n=49). An open uncontrolled trial, with pre-post assessments, was con-ducted. Findings demonstrated a significant increase in mindfulness levels from pre- to post-intervention. There was also a significant decrease in both psychological distress and parenting stress. These preliminary findings support the feasibility of using of a brief, online mindfulness intervention within family wellbeing programs. Further research using randomised controlled trials is needed to support the findings of this preliminary study.
|Keywords||Mindfulness; online intervention; Psychological distress; parent|
|Journal||Mindfulness & Compassion|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623702|
|Publication dates||Mar 2018|
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|Deposited||25 Apr 2019, 15:36|
|Contributors||University of Derby|
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