The Influence of Vipassana Meditation on Self-Esteem and Self-efficacy of Adults
Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies,
Vipassana is one of the most ancient techniques of mindful meditation found and practiced in India. History of Vipassana can be traced back to 2500 years ago, when Gautama Buddha rediscovered this ancient Indian practice. Buddha taught Vipassana as a universal remedy for all illness. Vipassana is self-transformation technique through self-observation that brings deep awareness about mind and body interconnection. The present study aimed to compare the level of self-esteem and self-efficacy of adults who practice Vipassana and also those who do not practice Vipassana. The research was conducted on 32 number of adults, among them, 16 adults practiced Vipassana and the rest 16 did not have the awareness of the practice. Questionnaire survey and interview method were utilized in the collection of data. Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) and Rosenberg self-esteem scale were used in the research. To analyse the data, Mean, SD and t-test were used. The current research study revealed that the adults who had practised Vipassana had above average level of Self-Esteem whereas the adults who had not practised Vipassana had average level of Self-Esteem. The study also indicated that there was a highly significant positive moderate correlation between Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem which suggests that an increase in the level of Self-Efficacy increases the level of Self-Esteem. Henceforth the research emphasized the relevance of vipassana in today's modern world for better mental health.
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