Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie


Meta-analysis about the effectiveness of online mindfulness interventions


Type of assignment: Bachelor thesis

Internal or external? Internal                                                                                               

How many students possible? 1 student

Type of research: literature review 


In 2015, a meta-analysis was conducted exploring the effectiveness of online mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This meta-analysis revealed small to moderate positive effects on well-being, depressive/anxiety symptoms, stress and mindfulness. The field of mindfulness is booming and in the past three years several new studies emerged. You will conduct an update of this earlier meta-analysis.

Who are we looking for?

A student who has affinity with mindfulness and is able to work systematically. 

What do we offer?

You will learn all steps that are necessary to conduct a good meta-analysis. You will gain insight into the different types of (online) MBIs as well as its utility. 


1st supervisor: Marion Sommers-Spijkerman

2nd supervisor: to be determined