Poster Title

A Link between Time Perception and the Effectiveness of Meditation

Presenter Information

Savannah MarthaFollow

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Institution

Eastern Kentucky University

KY House District #

45

KY Senate District #

13

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Recent research suggests that meditation is a healthy way to cope with stress and anxiety, but it is also important to focus on how individual differences affect the productivity of those meditation practices. This study aims to find a link between time perception and the effectiveness of meditation. This study tests the hypothesis that future-oriented people will benefit from meditation the most. A sample of undergraduate students (n = 228), participated in a 10-minute meditation session and took an anxiety scale afterwards. The students then took an online survey to measure the degree of their past, present, and future time perceptions. The results of the study did not support the hypothesis. The post hoc analysis of this study, however, showed that gender moderates the association between time perception and post-meditation anxiety.

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A Link between Time Perception and the Effectiveness of Meditation

Recent research suggests that meditation is a healthy way to cope with stress and anxiety, but it is also important to focus on how individual differences affect the productivity of those meditation practices. This study aims to find a link between time perception and the effectiveness of meditation. This study tests the hypothesis that future-oriented people will benefit from meditation the most. A sample of undergraduate students (n = 228), participated in a 10-minute meditation session and took an anxiety scale afterwards. The students then took an online survey to measure the degree of their past, present, and future time perceptions. The results of the study did not support the hypothesis. The post hoc analysis of this study, however, showed that gender moderates the association between time perception and post-meditation anxiety.