THE ROLE OF MINDFULNESS IN SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING FOR INTERNSHIP DOCTORS

1Kamila Sekar Arum, Esti Hayu Purnamaningsih

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Abstract:

Internship doctors face many stressors such as role conflict within and adjustment to their new working environments. These stressors decrease the doctors’ subjective well-being and can further affect the quality of the health services they provide. One of the factors that influence doctors’ subjective well-being is mindfulness. This research investigated the role of mindfulness for subjective well-being in internship doctors (N = 121). This study used the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule and Satisfaction with Life Scale to measure subjective well-being and a Mindful Attention Awareness Scale scale to measure mindfulness. The results of the study were analyzed using a simple regression analysis technique and the results were R2 = 0.204 and F= 30.519 with p < 0.05. These results indicate that mindfulness has an effective contribution to the subjective variable of welfare by 20.4%. Furthermore, one-way ANOVA suggests internship duration affects doctors’ subjective well-being as well. Doctors who spent 4–6 months as an intern had higher levels of subjective well-being compared to doctors who spent more than ten months in an internship.

Keywords:

mindfulness, subjective well-being, internship doctor

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 9
Pages3384-3393