Mindfulness and Psychological Well-Being in Elderly People

Author: Hooria Batool

Supervisor: Iram Fatima, Ph.D

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


A correlational study was conducted to find out the relationship between
mindfulness and well-being in elderly people. It was hypothesized that
mindfulness and psychological well-being would be positively related to
each other. Also it was hypothesized that the mindfulness would positively
predict psychological well-being. A sample of N = 70 elderly people was
drawn from nuclear and joint families through snowball sampling
technique. The Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) (Ryan &
Brown, 2003) was used to analyze the mindfulness and Psychological
Well-Being Scale (Ryff, 1989) was used to assess the well-being. The
results showed that mindfulness and psychological well- being were not
related to each other in elderly people. Mindfulness was also did not
predict psychological well-being taking into account demographic

Keywords: Mindfulness, Psychological Well-Being, Elderly People.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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