Relationship between preference for solitude and life satisfaction: the mediating role of mindfulness


ÖZ SOYSAL F. S., BAKALIM O.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, 2021 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03069885.2021.1977239
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo, DIALNET
  • Keywords: Preference for solitude, mindfulness, life satisfaction, university students, SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY, LONELINESS, SCALE, MOTIVATION, TIME, ACCEPTANCE, MEDITATION, DEPRESSION, EXPERIENCE, ALONENESS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Solitude may often be confused with the concept of loneliness and perceived as a negative experience. However, when solitude is a choice, it can be a growth-creating and healing experience. In this study, a model examining the mediating role of mindfulness in the relationship between the preference for solitude and life satisfaction among university students was tested. A total of 261 university students participated in the study. A personal information form, the Preference for Solitude Scale, the Mindfulness Scale, and the Life Satisfaction Scale were employed to collect data. Results indicated that mindfulness was a significant mediator in the preference for solitude and life satisfaction link.