A follow-up study to a randomised control trial to investigate the perceived impact of mindfulness on academic performance in university students: Students’ perceptions of the influence of mindfulness on academic performance

Sebastian Boo, Jasmine Childs-Fegredo, Julieta Galante

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Mindfulness research in education has focussed on its potential to support student well-being. There is a paucity of research on the interaction between mindfulness and academic performance. This qualitative study builds on results of the largest randomised control trial of mindfulness in education to date which suggested mindfulness can have mixed effects on academic performance. A more in-depth understanding of the relationship between mindfulness and academic performance is therefore needed to ascertain if, how and for which students, mindfulness facilitates academic performance. The objective of the study was to capture students’ perceptions of the impact of mindfulness on their academic performance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2019


  • academic performance
  • educational neuroscience
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • qualitative research
  • university students

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