ARE METACOGNITION AND MINDFULNESS RELATED CONCEPTS?

Postgraduate

Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the primary theoretical relation between metacognition and mindfulness. 98 university students participated, the possible influence of their age and number of education years on the concepts were also examined. A short version of the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory along with the Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale were employed to measure the concepts. The results indicated that awareness, a central component of mindfulness was significantly related to metacognition. The results suggest that the concepts to some extent are interrelated. Comparisons were made between students above, and below the median of age (22), and education years (1.5); no significant differences in metacognition or mindfulness were found.

Neither were age and education years together significantly associated with the concepts.  Keywords: Metacognition, MAI, the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory, Mindfulness, PHLMS, the

Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale.