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Research Paper | Educational Psychology | Lebanon | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Studying the Effect of a Mindfulness-Based Social and Emotional Learning Program on Students' Wellbeing: The Case of a Lebanese Private School
Fatima Halwani  | Dr. Mounah Geha
Abstract: Students who reside in high-stress environments have low levels of wellbeing, which might affect their academic performance. However, the latest studies worldwide show that mindful children with high social and emotional learning skills tend to experience greater wellbeing and less negative emotions and anxiety. In this exploratory mixed method study, the researcher examined the effect of the MindUp Curriculum, a mindfulness-based social and emotional learning program, on 117 grade 6, 7, and 8 students' wellbeing. Results revealed improvement in the wellbeing of students in the experimental group from pre to post-tests intervention compared to those in the control group. The study concluded and recommended that introducing mindfulness-based social and emotional learning techniques into educational settings has potential advantages for students, teachers, and administrators. Finally, future research is advised to expand the study to more locations or years of implementation, examine professional development opportunities, and consider the importance of implementing such programs into the Lebanese Curriculum.
Keywords: social-emotional learning, mindfulness, wellbeing
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 96 - 106