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Journal of American College Health : J of ACH
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of Koru, a mindfulness training program for college students and other emerging adults.
PARTICIPANTS: Ninety students (66% female, 62% white, 71% graduate students) participated between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
METHODS: Randomized controlled trial. It was hypothesized that Koru, compared with a wait-list control group, would reduce perceived stress and sleep problems, and increase mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude.
RESULTS: As hypothesized, results showed significant Group (Koru, Wait-List)×Time (Pre, Post) interactions for improvements in perceived stress (F[1, 76.40]=4.50, p=.037, d=.45), sleep problems (F [1, 79.49]=4.71, p=.033, d=.52), mindfulness (F [1, 79.09]=26.80, p
CONCLUSIONS: Results support the effectiveness of the Koru program for emerging adults in the university setting.
Greeson, Jeffrey M; Juberg, Michael K; Maytan, Margaret; James, Kiera; and Rogers, Holly, "A randomized controlled trial of Koru: a mindfulness program for college students and other emerging adults." (2015). Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics. 67.
Greeson, J. M., Juberg, M. K., Maytan, M., James, K., & Rogers, H. (2014). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Koru: A Mindfulness Program for College Students and Other Emerging Adults. Journal of American College Health, 62(4), 222-233.