Effect of Mindfulness Training and Positive Thinking on Subjective Well-being of Community Hospitals’ Employees
Revised 08/11/2019 Suwat Tanakornnuwat1 Sompoch Lamsupasit2
Accepted 28/11/2019 Siriwat Srikhruedong3
The purpose of this research was to study the effect of mindfulness training and positive thinking on the Subjective Well-Being of community hospitals’ employees. Quasi-experimental research design with pretest-posttest was used in this study. Subjects were 60 community hospitals’employees divided into control group and experimental group with 30 participants each. The experimental group was trained mindfulness and positive thinking 30 minutes before start working each day for 8 weeks. In this study, Subjective Well-Being tests such as Satisfaction with Life Scale, Scale of Positive and Negative Experience, and Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale with reliability .820, .826, .855 respectively, were used. The data were analyzed by using t-test. The results revealed that there were statistical significant difference on subjective well-being: Satisfaction with Life Scale, subjective well-being: Scale of Positive and Negative Experience, and Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale between before and after treatment of experimental group at less than .01 level (t= 4.28), .01 level (t=6.05) and .01 level (t=2.77) respectively. While there were no statistical significant difference between before and after treatment of the controlled group in all three categories. There were statistical significant difference between gained score of subjective well-being: Satisfaction with Life Scale, subjective well-being: Scale of Positive and Negative Experience, and Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale between before and after treatment of the experimental group with the control group at less than .01 level(t=4.44), .01 level (t=3.18) and .01 level (t=3.61)respectively.
Keywords: mindfulness, positive thinking, Subjective Well-Being
1Suwat Tanakornnuwat, Doctor of Philosophy (Buddhist Psychology), Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
2Ass.Prof.Dr, Buddhist Psychology, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
3Asst.Prof.Dr, Buddhist Psychology, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University