Mindfulness Practices as Predictors of Resilience in Alabama Principals
Type of DegreePhD Dissertation
Education Foundation, Leadership, and Technology
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The purpose of this study was to determine how mindfulness predicts the resilience of Alabama principals. This study examined how Alabama principals rated themselves as related to mindfulness practices and resilience and explored how their mindfulness practices predicted their resilience levels. A quantitative approach was used to examine principals' ratings for these areas. A survey was emailed to all principals in the state of Alabama, which included one screening question regarding the position and three demographic questions. Ten resilience questions and fourteen mindfulness questions were taken from existing valid instruments and included in the survey. This study found that Alabama principals rated themselves highly in both mindfulness practices and resilience. A statistically significant relationship (p<.001) was found to exist between mindfulness practices and resilience. No statistically significant relationship was found between Alabama principals' mindfulness and their age, gender, or years of building-level principal experience.