MINDFULNESS INTERVENTION ON TRAJECTORIES OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL: GROWTH MIXTURE MODEL

Aibao Zhou, Yue Yuan*, Manying Kang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Since the outbreak of COVID-19 caused adults suffer from mental
disorders, it would be an essential for mental health professionals to help individuals improve their emotional intelligence (EI) and psychological capital (PsyCap) to cope mental stress under epidemic.

Objective: This longitudinal study aims to explore whether mindfulness intervention is an efficient method to enhance adolescents’ EI and PsyCap as well as their trajectories to provide a theoretical basis and future directions for both targeted crisis intervention and psychological trauma recovery plans.

Design: This research was designed as randomized controlled trial and total of 782 students were evaluated statistically.

Methods: We used paired-sample t-tests and repeated measures ANOVA to compare every factor defined above by time and group. Then Growth mixture modeling approach was utilized to estimate the classes trajectories of EI and PC.

Results: The EI and PC had significantly enhancement at every time points in the
experimental group but not in the control group. Trajectory of EI can be classified into 3 subgroups, with 1.07% adolescents were in low-growth group, 17.95% adolescents were in middle-growth group, 80.98% adolescents were in elevated-growth group respectively. Also, trajectories of PC can be classified into 3 subgroups, with 24.41% adolescents were in mild-growth group, 2.65% adolescents were in increasing-growth group, 72.94% adolescents were in elevated-growth group respectively. This research indicated that mindfulness should be given increasing consideration to enhance mental health during the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-62
Number of pages11
JournalAsian Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

User-Defined Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • growth mixture model
  • mindfulness
  • emotional intelligence
  • psychological capital

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