Examining Determinants of Adolescents’ Intention to Meditate


  • Ryan G. Erbe, PhD
  • Jonathon J. Beckmeyer, PhD
  • David K. Lohrmann, PhD
  • Susan E. Middlestadt, PhD




meditation, adolescence, health promotion


This study’s purpose was to determine if adolescents’ attitudes, perceived norm, and self-efficacy
regarding meditation were associated with intentions to try meditating.A convenience sample of high
school students (N=115) reported on their intentions, attitudes, perceived norms, and self-efficacy regard-
ing meditation. Multiple regression was used to determine if attitudes, perceived norm, and meditation
self-efficacy were associated with intentions to meditate. Attitude and perceived norm were significantly
associated (p<.001) with intentions to meditate;self-efficacy was not. In order to promote adolescents’
intentions to meditate, a focus on their attitudes towards meditation and perceptions of their peers medi-
tating appear to be important.



How to Cite

Erbe, R. G., Beckmeyer, J. J., Lohrmann, D. K., & Middlestadt, S. E. (2019). Examining Determinants of Adolescents’ Intention to Meditate. American Journal of Health Studies, 34(1). https://doi.org/10.47779/ajhs.2019.27