Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Jered B. Kolbert
Louis Jocelyn Gregoire
Mindfulness, Differentiation of Self, Working Alliance, Mediation, Quantitative, Dissertation
This study involved a mediation analysis exploring the relationship of counselor’s perceptions of mindfulness and working alliance through differentiation of self. Sample data (N=80) was collected and analyzed using the PROCESS mediation model to quantitatively determine the indirect effect of counselor’s perceptions of mindfulness and their perceptions of working alliance through the variable of differentiation of self. This indirect effect was not statistically significant, b = .08, 95% CI [-.11, .25], therefore no mediating effect was demonstrated for differentiation. A follow-up moderation analysis was also conducted on these same three variables. Results revealed that at low levels of differentiation of self, a counselor’s mindfulness does not matter, but at scores ≥ 3.00 on the Differentiation of Self Inventory’s 6-point Likert scale, mindfulness and working alliance are significantly related, t(76) = 1.99, p = .05, b = .29.
Thompson, C. P. (2019). The Mediating Role of Differentiation in the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Working Alliance (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1832
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