Muslim Students' Dispositional Mindfulness and Mental Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Core Self-Evaluation




core self-evaluation, dispositional mindfulness, mediation, mental wellbeing, Muslim students


This study analyses the mediating role of Core Self-evaluation (CSE) on the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and mental wellbeing. A sample of 184 Muslim students (Mage = 22.08) studying in the different universities completed the self-report measures of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), the Core Self-evaluations Scale (CSES), and the Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS). The collected responses are subjected to multiple regression and mediation analyses. The results revealed that dispositional mindfulness and core self-evaluations significantly predicted mental well-being. It is found that core self-evaluation fully mediates the effect of dispositional mindfulness on mental well-being. Moreover, it is also observed that measures of dispositional mindfulness, core self-evaluation, and mental well-being are indifferent with respect to students’ gender. Therefore, the study highlights the importance of core self-evaluation and explains a possible process by which depositional mindfulness enhances Muslim students' mental well-being.

Author Biographies

Mohammad Saleem, University of Kashmir, India

He is a Doctoral Research Scholar at the Department of Psychology, University of Kashmir, India. He holds a Master's Degree in Psychology, Bachelor in Education, and Post-Graduation Diploma in Guidance and Counselling. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Students' intentions to Engage in Substance Abuse. His research interests revolve around health and well-being. Mohammad Saleem can be contacted at

Touseef Rizvi, University of Kashmir, India

She is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Kashmir, India. She has received her Doctorate in Psychology from Aligarh Muslim University. Her research interests revolve around Clinical and Positive Psychology, currently, she is working in the area of Health and Well-being. She has published around 30 research papers in national and international journals. Touseef Rizvi can be contacted at

Irfan Bashir, Islamic University of Science and Technology, India

He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Pulwama, and J&K. He has received his Doctorate in Management from Pondicherry University, His research interests are in the area of information technology adoption, service technologies, consumer psychology, counterfeit luxury consumption. He has published more than 30 research papers in leading national and international journals. Irfan Bashir can be contacted at


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How to Cite

Saleem, M., Rizvi, T., & Bashir, I. (2022). Muslim Students’ Dispositional Mindfulness and Mental Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Core Self-Evaluation. Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, 5(1), 1–14.