An enhanced psychological mindset intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing within educational settings: A feasibility randomized controlled trial

Perkins, Amorette M., Bowers, Gemma, Cassidy, Joseph, Meiser-Stedman, Richard and Pass, Laura (2021) An enhanced psychological mindset intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing within educational settings: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77 (4). pp. 946-967. ISSN 0021-9762

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Abstract

Objective: This randomized controlled trial feasibility study aimed to investigate a single‐session mindset intervention, incorporating third‐wave constructs, within educational settings as a universal tool to promote emotional wellbeing. Method: Eighty adolescents (age M = 16.63) were randomized to the 30‐min computer intervention or a usual curriculum waitlist. Outcome measures were administered at baseline, posttreatment, 4‐week, and 8‐week follow‐ups. Results: Student feedback about the intervention and trial procedure was mainly positive. Participants engaged with the intervention content and data were suggestive of possible small–large intervention effects for targeted mechanisms of personality mindset and psychological flexibility. Between‐group differences over time across wellbeing outcomes of self‐compassion, self‐esteem, low mood, and anxiety also yielded some promising results, though assessments of reliable change were less clear. No harm was reported. Conclusions: The intervention and study design were deemed feasible, though areas for improvement were noted. A full‐scale trial to determine effectiveness is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescence,internet-based interventions,positive psychology,school based intervention,arts and humanities (miscellaneous),clinical psychology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1201
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 00:55
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 01:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78154
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.23104

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