The first question we asked was: over the 8 week mindfulness program, did students experience a measurable increase in mindfulness? We measured mindfulness using a 15-question scale designed to measure "trait mindfulness": a person's tendency to be mindful on a daily basis. Here is what we found:
- 25% of students had a significant increase in daily mindfulness
- 45% of students had a mild-moderate increase in daily mindfulness
- 30% had no measurable change in their daily level of mindfulness
Thus, overall 70% of students had some measurable improvement over the 8-week program.