Spirituality and Meditation During a COVID-19 Lockdown

Spirituality and Meditation During a COVID-19 Lockdown

Tiffany Field1, 2, Samantha Poling2, Shantay Mines2, Debra Bendell2, Connie Veazey2

1University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine; 2Fielding Graduate University

Spirituality and meditation have been associated with emotional and physical well-being, but studies on their relationships are surprisingly missing from the COVID-19 lockdown literature. In this Survey Monkey study conducted during a COVID-19 lockdown, 72% of 260 respondents reported feeling spiritual and 48% meditated. Correlation analyses suggested that spirituality and meditation were positively correlated. Spirituality was also positively related to health practices and working on projects and negatively correlated with COVID-related stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. And, meditation was positively correlated with health and working scale scores. Spirituality and meditation may be buffers for these COVID-19 related stressors.

Keywords: Spirituality, Meditation, COVID-19 Lockdown, Stress, Depression; Spirituality and Meditation During a COVID-19 Lockdown

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Tiffany Field, Samantha Poling, Shantay Mines, Debra Bendell, Connie Veazey.Spirituality and Meditation During a COVID-19 Lockdown. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2021,4:53. DOI: 10.28933/ijprr-2021-07-1005


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