Impact of Student Mindfulness Facets on Engineering Education Outcomes: An Initial Exploration

Tomas Estrada, Elizabeth Dalton
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
Mindfulness-based practices and interventions are increasingly recognized for their potential to positively affect college students' psychological health, wellbeing, and academic success. While research on mindfulness in the context of engineering education is beginning to emerge, many concepts remain poorly understood, including the association between engineering students' mindfulness and academic functioning. Additionally, prior research has not specifically considered and tested
more » ... tested interventions designed to increase the trait mindfulness of engineering students. In this paper, we examine these questions through two studies: the first, a survey study examining the association between trait mindfulness and relevant educational outcomes in 73 engineering and non-engineering students; the second, a pilot four-week mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for 21 engineering students.
doi:10.18260/1-2--32934 fatcat:tldzeqgo7fbm7ed4mzked43x7i