International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 263--267

Well-being indices: A role of mindfulness and social support


Meera Padhy1, Prabhati Pati2, Sandra Roshni Monteiro1 
1 Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Hyderabad Central University Rd, CUC, Gachibowli, Human Resource Management, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandra Roshni Monteiro
Gandhi School of Humanities & Social Sciences, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Telangana
India

BACKGROUND: Well-being is a desired and optimal state of functioning of individuals, which may be modified through various psychological factors. Mindfulness is a cultivable state of mind, which enhances experiential processing of stimuli. It is hypothesized that apart from mindfulness, the social environment of the individual vis-à-vis social support may help predict well-being. This study was done to examine mindfulness, social support, and well-being, their relationship and role in the Indian population. METHODS: Through purposive sampling, 375 men and women (mean age = 35.05 years; standard deviation = 12.82) were recruited into the study and were administered the cognitive and affective mindfulness scale-revised, interpersonal support evaluation list, and the brief inventory of thriving. The obtained quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient (Pearson's r), and multiple hierarchical regression analysis. RESULTS: The results showed a positive correlation among mindfulness, social support and its dimensions (tangible, appraisal, and belonging), and well-being. Regression analyses revealed that mindfulness and social support in combination contributed to well-being, where belonging support was seen to be a unique significant predictor. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that both mindfulness and social support are significant indices of well-being, and this is especially useful in developing psychosocial interventions that would enhance well-being. Implications and limitations of the study have also been discussed.


How to cite this article:
Padhy M, Pati P, Monteiro SR. Well-being indices: A role of mindfulness and social support.Int J Health Allied Sci 2021;10:263-267


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Padhy M, Pati P, Monteiro SR. Well-being indices: A role of mindfulness and social support. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];10:263-267
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