Studying the relationship between meditation and mindfulness, dissociative manifestations, and emotional intelligence

Keywords: awareness, mindfulness, meditation, emotional intelligence, dissociative manifestations, stress reduction, PTSD


The article presents the results of an empirical study of the relationship between previous meditation experience and the ability to be aware (mindfulness), dissociative manifestations and emotional intelligence, a brief overview of the history of the emergence of the concept of mindfulness and the concept of meditation related to it. Based on the scientific and theoretical analysis, the results of the influence of this ability on personal manifestations and regulation of stressful conditions are summarized. The results of the conducted research indicate significant differences between practitioners and non-practitioners of meditation, in particular, the average score of practitioners is higher for all the methods used ("Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire - (POM-39)", R. Bayer, 2006 in adaptation Y. Kaplunenko, V. Kuchyna, 2021); "Dissociative Experiences Scale - "DES", E.M. Bernstein & F.W. Putnam, 1986; "Test of Emotional Intelligence" (Emotional Intelligence "EQ", N. Hall). It was established that the presence of previous experience of meditation practice has a positive effect on the ability to be aware (mindfulness) and the development of emotional intelligence (p = 0.04). Positive correlations were identified between the capacity for mindfulness and emotional intelligence (at the level of 0.69) and negative correlations between mindfulness and dissociation (at the level of 0.19), which confirms the effectiveness of this approach for the development of emotionality, stress resistance and integration of experience. Further research will help to deepen and differentiate the obtained results.


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Kaplunenko, Y., & Kuchyna, V. (2023). Studying the relationship between meditation and mindfulness, dissociative manifestations, and emotional intelligence. The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. A Series of «Psychology», (74), 13-23.