Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training on Emotional Maturity and Occupational Stress of Nurses

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Counseling, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Counseling, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Department of Psychology, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran


Introduction: Emotional maturity and occupational stress can play an important role in explaining the general health of nurses and their job performance. Mindfulness interventions have been increasingly used in different situations. The aim of present research was to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness training on emotional maturity and occupational stress of nurses. Methods: In this study, the research method was semi-experimental and the pretest- posttest design with control group was used. The statistical population in this study was nurses of Hajar hospital in Tehran in August 2017. 24 volunteer nurses were selected based on convenience sampling and were randomly assigned in to experiment and control groups (each group 14 individuals). The experimental group participated in 8 sessions of mindfulness training and the control group received no intervention. Occupational stress and emotional maturity questionnaires were used for data collection. The gathered data were analyzed by SPSS (version 18) using multivariate analysis of covariance (p≤0.05). Results: The results showed that there are significant differences between post-test scores of the experimental and control group and mindfulness training could significantly improve emotional maturity (p= 0.001) and reduce occupational stress (p= 0.001). Conclusion: Mindfulness is beneficial for improving emotional maturity and reducing occupational stress among nurses.


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