The Effect of Mindfulness Based Instruction on First Grade Student Engagement


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mindfulness- based instruction on student engagement. This study examines the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral engagement of first graders. The study was a quasi-experimental study that utilized a pre-post survey methodology. Data partially supported the null hypothesis that the implementation of MBI (mindfulness-based instruction) would have no effect on student engagement. The surveys determined that there was no significant change in student cognitive and behavioral engagement after implementing the MBI. However, there was a significant change in student’s emotional engagement after the implementation of the MBI. Research should continue as the sample set of data collected was impacted due to COVID-19 and the shift from at-home learning to in-school learning during the course of the research significantly impacting the validity of this research