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The Mediating Role of Critical Thinking between Family Flexibility and Mindfulness with Academic buoyancy
Elham Soltani Benavandi , Ghasem Askari zadeh
Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman , hasti_javan@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Academic buoyancy as one of the positive psychological structures can be affected by family and psychological factors. Family flexibility among the family factors and mindfulness and critical thinking among the psychological factors affect academic buoyancy. Thus, this study endeavors to explore the academic buoyancy on the basis of family flexibility and mindfulness mediated by critical thinking.
Methods: This study was a correlation regression analysis. In this study, 400 students who were randomly from Kerman University of Medical Sciences by multi-stage cluster sampling responded to questionnaires about family flexibility, mindfulness, critical thinking and academic buoyancy. Then, the data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression according to Baron and Kenny's steps.
Results: The results of multiple regression analysis according to Baron and Kenny's steps revealed that the family flexibility (β = 0/20, P > 0/02) and mindfulness (β = 0/26, P > 0/003) are positive predictors of academic buoyancy. On the other hand, family flexibility (β = 0/47, P > 0/001) and mindfulness (β = 0/27, P > 0/001) predict critical thinking positively and meaningfully. Moreover, the findings showed that critical thinking predicts academic buoyancy positively (β = 0/36, P > 0/001). Finally, the results suggested that critical thinking plays a mediating role in the relationship between family flexibility and mindfulness with academic buoyancy.
Conclusion: Family flexibility and mindfulness with increased critical thinking provide academic buoyancy for students and their exposure to academic stressors.
Keywords: family flexibility, mindfulness, critical thinking, academic buoyancy.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Community Based Medicine
Received: 2020/02/24 | Accepted: 2020/05/26 | Published: 2020/09/5

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