Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

OBJECTIVES: This study explored the association between conditional goal setting (CGS; the tendency to view the achievement of high order goals for the self as conditional upon the achievement of lower order goals) and dispositional mindfulness. DESIGN/METHODS: CGS and dispositional mindfulness were assessed in 31 depressed patients in a cross-sectional design. RESULTS: A significant association was identified between increased dispositional mindfulness and reduced CGS, which remained after controlling for severity of depressed mood. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that treatment interventions that increase levels of mindful awareness may have the capacity to reduce CGS in depressed patients.

Original publication

DOI

10.1348/014466509X455209

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Clin Psychol

Publication Date

09/2010

Volume

49

Pages

281 - 290

Keywords

Achievement, Adult, Affect, Cognition, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Goals, Humans, Male, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Self Concept, Surveys and Questionnaires