Correlational findings

Study Bajaj et al. (2016): study IN 2014

Undergraduate students, India, 2014
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 318
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper


Authors's Label
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha 0.83
Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) Brown & Ryan 2003
M = 3,9, SD = 0,75
Selfreport on 15 statements:
A: I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.
B: I break or spill things because of carelessness, not  paying attention, or thinking of something else.
C: I find it difficult to stay focused on what's happening in the present.
D: I tend to walk quickly to get where I'm going without paying attention to what I experience along the way.
E: I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention.
F:I forget a person's name almost as soon as I've been told it for the first time.
G: It seems I am "running on automatic," without much awareness of what I'm doing.
H: I rush through activities without being really attentive to them.
J: I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I'm doing right now to get there.
K: I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I'm doing.
L: I find myself listening to someone with one ear, doing something else at the same time.
M: I drive places on "automatic pilot" and then wonder why I went there.
N: I find myself preoccupied with the future or the past.
O: I find myself doing things without paying attention
P: I snack without being aware that I'm eating

6 almost always
1 never.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b r = + p < .01 r with positive affect +.36
r with negative affect -.39
Hence positive correlation with Affect Balance

Effect mediated by self-esteem