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The Influence of Mindfulness on the Link Between Consumer Culture Values and Well-being

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03079154
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Sussex Mindfulness Centre
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Sussex

Brief Summary:
The study is a three-arm intervention, where students are randomly assigned to one of three conditions: Teacher-led group-based MBCT, Self-guided MBCT using an audio book, or 'wait list' control. Pre-intervention, respondents complete a questionnaire assessing self, values, psychological processes related to self, and well-being. Post-intervention, respondents complete the same questionnaire, and then take part in a laboratory-based study which assesses behaviours related to the variables measured in the questionnaires. We are aiming for a sample size of 180 students at Sussex, 60 in each intervention arm.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Health and General Well-being Other: Teacher-led MBCT course Other: Self-guided MBCT course Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: A Pilot RCT Intervention to Test the Impact of High and Low-intensity Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Self, Values, and Well-being
Estimated Study Start Date : March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 16, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 28, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Teacher-led MBCT course
Eight-session mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course, including an initial orientation session, led by a qualified mindfulness teacher working with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre, a part of the NHS Sussex Partnership Mental Health Trust.
Other: Teacher-led MBCT course
9 x 2 hour group sessions following national guidelines for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Other Name: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (high intensity)
Active Comparator: Self-guided MBCT course
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course, after an initial information session, which is self-guided using the audiobook Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman (2011). It consists of eight substantive chapters that map on to the eight-session MBCT course taught by teachers to groups of students. Students will be asked to work through one chapter a week, thus matching the pace of the teacher-led intervention.
Other: Self-guided MBCT course
9 weeks of self-guided mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, following an audiobook covering the same material and exercises as the teacher-led intervention
Other Name: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (low intensity)
No Intervention: Wait list control
Students in the wait list (control) arm do not receive any intervention for the same length of time as the experimental and active comparator arms of the intervention are taking place. Students are invited to complete the self-guided MBCT course after the end of the research project.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in Mental health [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    We are using a mental health assessment (DASS-21) widely used in clinical and non-clinical populations which assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress

  2. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in Subjective well-being [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    This measure consists of an assessment of life satisfaction, and a brief measure of the frequency of positive and negative affective experiences as used in (Dittmar and Kapur, 2011)

  3. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in consumption-based coping [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by beingcollected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    This is a newly developed scale which measures the extent to which individuals use buying material goods as a strategy to cope with stress (Wright et. al, 2016)

  4. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in body esteem [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    We are using a well-established scale of body esteem (Mendelson et al., 2001), which assesses general appearance evaluation, evaluation of one's weight, and perceived evaluation by others

  5. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in material esteem [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    This is a newly developed scale that assesses individuals' esteem in terms of the material goods they own (Dittmar et al., 2016)

  6. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in eating behaviour [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    We will use a shortened form of the Dutch Eating Behaviour Scale (Van Strien et al., 1986) which measures restraint, emotional, and external eating

  7. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in excessive buying [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    This scale measures compulsive buying tendencies, such as having urges to buy or feeling out of control of one's shopping behaviour (Dittmar et al., 2007)

  8. Indicators of psychological well-being: Change in emotional regulation [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    This scale, developed by Bjureberg (2016), assessing difficulties that people experience in dealing with, and regulating strong emotions


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Consumer culture values (materialistic and appearance-focused personal values) [ Time Frame: This self-report measure will be collected five-six weeks before the intervention, immediately after the intervention, and immediately after exposure to consumer culture stimuli in phase 4 of the research ]
    This questionnaire measures motives and internalisation with respect to materialistic and appearance-focused values (Easterbrook et al., 2014)

  2. Behavioural measure related to consumer culture: eating [ Time Frame: This behavioural measure will be collected immediately after exposure to consumer culture stimuli in phase 4 of the research ]
    Research participants will be offered a plate of snack foods and told they are can eat as many of them as they would like

  3. Behavioural measure related to consumer culture: buying consumer goods online [ Time Frame: This behavioural measure will be collected immediately after exposure to consumer culture stimuli in phase 4 of the research ]
    Respondents will be invited to use an online retail website for discounted goods to make purchases if they so wish


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Self and self-related processes: Change in core self beliefs [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    Core self beliefs (Fowler et al, 2006) measure the habitual negative and positive beliefs people hold about their self

  2. Self and self-related processes: Change in self-discrepancies [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    Self-discrepancies (Dittmar et al., 1998) refer to perceived gaps between how a person would ideally like to be and how they actually are

  3. Self and self-related processes: Change in self-compassion [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    Self-compassion (Neff, 2016 short form) refers to having a kind and empathic approach to oneself

  4. Self and self-related processes: Change in self-concept clarity [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    Self-concept clarity (Campbell et al., 2003) means that people have a clear and confident view of who and what they are like

  5. Self and self-related processes: Change in self-construal [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    Self-construal (Aron et al., 1992) assesses the extent to which a person sees themselves as an individual entity that is separate for others or connected with others

  6. Self and self-related processes: Change in social comparison tendency [ Time Frame: The change in this self-report measure will be be measured by being collected five-six weeks before the intervention, and immediately after the intervention ]
    Social comparison tendency (Gibbons & Buunk, 1999)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Student at the University of Sussex

Exclusion Criteria:

Having experienced a significant life event (e.g., bereavement) in the six months proceeding the study Suffering from a mental health condition at clinical levels Having prior time commitments that prevent the respondents from taking parts in all phases of the study


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Contacts
Contact: Helga Dittmar, DPhil +441273606755 ext 8070 h.e.dittmar@sussex.ac.uk
Contact: Clara Strauss, DPhil +441273606755 c.y.strauss@sussex.ac.uk

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sussex
Sussex Mindfulness Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Helga Dittmar, DPhil University of Sussex

Publications:
Easterbrook, M. J., Wright, M. L., Dittmar, H., & Banerjee, R. (2014). Consumer culture ideals, extrinsic motivations, and well-being in children. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(4), 349-359. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2020

Responsible Party: University of Sussex
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03079154     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ER/HELGAD/10
First Posted: March 14, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No