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The Effects of Maum Meditation on Anxiety, Self-esteem and Self-actualization for Teachers

마음수련명상이 교사의 불안, 자아존중감 및 자아실현에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2011.10.03
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Maum meditation on anxiety, self-esteem and self-actualization of teachers and this is a one-group pretest-posttest design study. Three times of surveys were carried out for seven nights and eight days including July 25 - August 1, August 1 - 8, 2009 and January 2 - 9, 2010. Before and after Maum meditation, 108 teachers in the faculty training filled out the structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed by SPSS WIN 12.0. The results showed that there was a significant difference in self-esteem of the teachers between before and after Maum meditation(p=.001). The self-actualization of the teachers was also found to be significant before and after the meditation(p=.002). Maum meditation decreased the teachers' anxiety level and improved considerably the self-esteem and self-actualization level. So it is necessary to develop the self-concept questionnaire that can support the mental health promotion intervention program.

Keywords

Meditation;Teacher;Anxiety;Self-esteem;Self-actualization

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