Mindfulness and Altruistic Behaviour: A Correlation and Prediction Analysis among the Secondary School Students of Dhemaji District, Assam, India

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Mrinal Boruah, Noyonika Khatoniyar


Mindfulness is a state of mind where an individual pays non-judgemental attention to the present moment. It is a psychological strength that increases the engagement of an individual at their works. Altruistic behaviour includes the unselfish concern of an individual towards the welfare of others. It has a significant contribution to the development of collective wellbeing in society. Scientific studies have shown that mindfulness boosting practices are significantly helpful in increasing the level of altruism. This study is an attempt to analyse the association between the two variables and to predict Altruistic Behaviour based on the Mindfulness level of Secondary School students. The present study was conducted among 274 Students of 12 Secondary Schools of Dhemaji District, Assam. The findings of this study stated that there is a significant relationship between Mindfulness and Altruistic Behaviour. The researchers also found that Mindfulness is a significant predictive variable for Altruistic Behaviour of Secondary School Students of Dhemaji District, Assam.

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