Mindfulness Goes to Work: Impact of an Online Workplace Intervention

Kimberly A. Aikens, John Astin, Kenneth R Pelletier, Kristin Levanovich, Catherine M. Baase, Yeo Yung Park, Catherine M. Bodnar

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Objective: The Objective of this study was to determine whether a mindfulness program, created for the workplace, was both practical and efficacious in decreasing employee stress while enhancing resiliency and well-being. Methods: Participants (89) recruited from The Dow Chemical Company were selected and randomly assigned to an online mindfulness intervention (n = 44) or wait-list control (n = 45). Participants completed the Perceived Stress Scale, the Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire, the Connor-Davidson Resiliency Scale, and the Shirom Vigor Scale at pre- and postintervention and 6-month follow-up. Results: The Results indicated that the mindfulness intervention group had significant decreases in perceived stress as well as increased mindfulness, resiliency, and vigor. Conclusions: This online mindfulness intervention seems to be both practical and effective in decreasing employee stress, while improving resiliency, vigor, and work engagement, thereby enhancing overall employee well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-731
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume56
Issue number7
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StatePublished - 2014

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Mindfulness Goes to Work : Impact of an Online Workplace Intervention. / Aikens, Kimberly A.; Astin, John; Pelletier, Kenneth R; Levanovich, Kristin; Baase, Catherine M.; Park, Yeo Yung; Bodnar, Catherine M.

In: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 56, No. 7, 2014, p. 721-731.

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Aikens, Kimberly A. ; Astin, John ; Pelletier, Kenneth R ; Levanovich, Kristin ; Baase, Catherine M. ; Park, Yeo Yung ; Bodnar, Catherine M. / Mindfulness Goes to Work : Impact of an Online Workplace Intervention. In: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 56, No. 7. pp. 721-731.
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