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Inner Engineering: A Multiphase Mixed Methods Study Evaluating the Utility of Mindfulness Training to Cultivate Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills among First-year Engineering Students

Abstract Background – Among influential education reports, there is clear consensus that an expansive range of intrapersonal (e.g. self-regulation) and interpersonal competencies (e.g. empathy) highly influence educational and career success. Research on teaching and learning these competencies is limited in engineering education.

Purpose/Hypothesis – This dissertation study explores the impacts of a mindfulness training program on first-year engineering students and aims to understand potential impacts on the development of intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies.

Design/Method – A four-session mindfulness-based training program was designed, developed, and facilitated to cultivate intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies. This study em... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Huerta, Mark Vincent (Author) / McKenna, Ann (Advisor) / Pipe, Teri (Committee member) / Carberry, Adam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Mental health / Engineering / engineering education / interpersonal competencies / intrapersonal competencies / mindfulness / mixed methods research / professional skills
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 230 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Engineering Education Systems and Design 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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