Table 2: Characteristics of the study participants ().

Variable (%)Chi-square statistic value
Total
282 (100)
Intervention group
152 (53.9)
Control group
130 (46.1)

Sex14.03<0.001
 Males110 (39.0)44 (28.9)66 (50.8)
 Females172 (61.0)108 (71.1)64 (49.2)
Religious affiliation2.690.441
 None145 (51.4)79 (52.0)66 (50.8)
 Buddhism43 (15.2)25 (16.4)18 (13.8)
 Taoism52 (18.4)30 (19.7)22 (16.9)
 Others42 (14.9)18 (11.8)24 (18.5)
Perceived health status4.100.129
 Healthy159 (56.4)94 (61.8)65 (50.0)
 Neutral97 (34.4)45 (29.6)52 (40.0)
 Unhealthy26 (9.2)13 (8.6)13 (10.0)
Experience practicing mindfulness meditation10.65<0.001
 Yes170 (60.3)105 (69.1)65 (50.0)
 No112 (39.7)47 (30.9)65 (50.0)
College of study60.76<0.001
 Management and social sciences107 (37.9)68 (44.7)39 (30.0)
 Humanities and arts73 (25.9)59 (38.8)14 (10.8)
 Science and technology102 (36.2)25 (16.4)77 (59.2)