A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Workplace Mindfulness Training Randomized Controlled Trials

Bartlett, Larissa, Angela, Martin, Neil, Amanda L., Memish, Kate, Otahal, Petr, Kilpatrick, Michelle and Sanderson, Kristy (2019) A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Workplace Mindfulness Training Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24 (1). pp. 108-126. ISSN 1076-8998

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Abstract

This meta-analytic review responds to promises in the research literature and public domain about the benefits of workplace mindfulness training. It synthesizes randomized controlled trial evidence from workplace-delivered training for changes in mindfulness, stress, mental health, well-being, and work performance outcomes. Going beyond extant reviews, this article explores the influence of variability in workforce and intervention characteristics for reducing perceived stress. Meta-effect estimates (Hedge’s g) were computed using data from 23 studies. Results indicate beneficial effects following training for mindfulness (g = 0.45, p < .001) and stress (g = 0.56, p < .001), anxiety (g = 0.62, p < .001) and psychological distress (g = 0.69, p < .001), and for well-being (g = 0.46, p = .002) and sleep (g = 0.26, p = .003). No conclusions could be drawn from pooled data for burnout due to ambivalence in results, for depression due to publication bias, or for work performance due to insufficient data. The potential for integrating the construct of mindfulness within job demands-resources, coping, and prevention theories of work stress is considered in relation to the results. Limitations to study designs and reporting are addressed, and recommendations to advance research in this field are made. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health,meta-analysis,mindfulness,stress,well-being,work,applied psychology,public health, environmental and occupational health ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3202
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70582
DOI: 10.1037/ocp0000146

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