Journal article

Contemplative Interventions and Employee Distress: A Meta‐Analysis

Gavin Slemp, Haley Jach, A Chia, Daniel Loton, Margaret Kern

Stress and Health | Wiley | Published : 2019


Mindfulness, meditation, and other practices that form contemplative interventions are increasingly offered in workplaces to support employee mental health. Studies have reported benefits across various populations, yet researchers have expressed concerns that adoption of such interventions has outpaced scientific evidence. We reappraise the extant literature by meta‐analytically testing the efficacy of contemplative interventions in reducing psychological distress in employees (meta‐analyzed set: k = 119; N = 6,044). Complementing other reviews, we also examine a range of moderators and the impact of biases that could artificially inflate effect sizes. Results suggested interventions were g..

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