Meditation and Emotional Intelligence
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03097510|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Job Stress Perceived Stress||Behavioral: Transcendental meditation||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||96 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||randomized controlled trial|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||data collectors and investigators were blind to treatment status of the subject|
|Official Title:||Meditation and Emotional Intelligence: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2011|
Experimental: Transcendental Meditation
The TM technique is a simple, natural, effortless technique that allows the mind to experience finer levels of the thinking process until the mind transcends and experiences the source of thought, a state of deep, integrated relaxation. During the meditation session, the active mind settles down to a silent yet fully awake state of awareness. TM was taught to study participants by certified instructors, using standardized procedures for teaching.
Behavioral: Transcendental meditation
The TM technique was taught as a standard 7 step course over 4 consecutive days. Thereafter, subjects attended bimonthly group meetings for more advanced knowledge over the four month intervention period.
Other Name: TM technique
No Intervention: Wait list control
This wait list group served as the control group. After the study was completed, the wait-list controls were given the option to learn the TM technique as their reward for participating as controls during the 4 month study.
- Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline EQ-i at four months ]The EQ-i is a self-report instrument that measures a range of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence one's ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures.
- Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline PSS at four months ]The PSS is a 14-item instrument that measures the degree to which situations in one's life are appraised as stressful.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03097510
|Study Director:||Laurent D Valosek||Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education|