Mindfulness, Positive Affection and Cognitive Flexibility as Antecedents of Trait Resilience

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Aydın Sünbül Z.

Studia Psychologica, vol.62, no.4, pp.277-290, 2020 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31577/sp.2020.04.805
  • Journal Name: Studia Psychologica
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, Psycinfo, Sociological abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-290
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The current study proposes a mindfulness model of trait resilience through the mediating roles of positive affection and cognitive flexibility. The study’s participants comprised 204 adults (111 females, 93 males). The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (Brown & Ryan, 2003), Positive Affect sub-test of Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (Watson, Clerk, & Tellegen, 1988), Cognitive Flexibility Scale (Martin & Rubin, 1995) and Brief Resilience Scale (Smith et al., 2008) were used as data collection instruments. The results of the path analysis showed that mindfulness has significantly positive relationships with positive affection and cognitive flexibility, while both positive affection and cognitive flexibility have significantly positive relationships with resilience. The proposed model formed was found to account for 17% of the variance in trait resilience scores of participants.