Research Article On Types Of Research

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Research Article Critique Type of Research This article was based on a quantitative, exploratory study using several methods to obtain the information. The type of research used for this article was exploratory and used a combination of online self-report Likert scale surveys as well as Path analysis. Additionally, this article examined an alternate model was used to test a causal relationship between self-compassion and mindfulness. Literature Review This subject is important to study for several reasons. Adolescents’ emotional well-being can make or break suicidal ideation, they can have positive self-regard or negative, and it can effect academic performance as well as personal relationships. This article covered stress, and its…show more content…
This article shares findings from another study, a meta-analysis regarding the connection between self-compassion and psychopathology. I would be interested in looking this one up for further review. Although mindfulness was not related to another study this article addresses, it did share the correlation found between self-compassion and connectedness. This correlation is something that I see that can mitigate some suicidal ideation. Research Question The main question posed by this article is whether or not skills in mindfulness are able to help adolescents navigate the difficulties of their developmental stage (Bluth & Blanton, 2014). Another question that was posed by the article was, if adolescents practice these mindful techniques, will they become better equipped to handle negative emotions and events. Research Hypothesis The hypothesis of this article was that adolescents would be able to develop positive emotion well-being and self-compassion through the use of mindfulness (Bluth & Blanton, 2014). It was theorized that self-compassion and mindfulness were interdependent, and those who practice the mindfulness techniques would be better able to develop positive self-regard. Methodology of Research According to the article, they conducted an online survey with sixty seven urban high school adolescents. This was followed by the use of Path
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