Journal of Management & Organization

The contributions of mindfulness meditation on burnout, coping strategy, and job satisfaction: Evidence from Thailand

Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol 

International College, National Institute of Development Administration, 118 Moo 3, Serithai Road Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok, Thailand 10240.

Abstract

The present study examined the contributions of mindfulness meditation practice on job burnout, a choice of stress coping styles, and job satisfaction. The online survey data were obtained from 93 meditation practitioners and 54 non-practitioners in Thailand (total n = 147). Results from partial least squares regression suggested that respondents who had regularly practiced mindfulness meditation tended to report lower burnout. In addition, they tended to adopt more problem-focused coping and less emotion-focused coping in order to deal with work-related stress. The author also found that regular mindfulness meditation practice also contributed indirectly to higher job satisfaction.

(Received September 2012)

(Accepted April 2013)

Keywords

  • mindfulness meditation;
  • burnout;
  • coping;
  • job satisfaction;
  • Thailand

Correspondence

Corresponding author: peerayuth@outlook.com