An Initial Examination of State and Longitudinal Effects of Loving-Kindness Practice on Affective and Motivational States at Work

Author: Theodore C. Masters-Waage, Jochen Reb, William Tov, Udana Bandara


Mindfulness-related practices gained a lot of attention in the workplace in the past several years. The Singapore Management University and Rakuten Institute of Technology have collaborated to evaluate these practices in real-world settings.

Drawing on practices and concepts from Buddhist ethics, we developed a loving-kindness training. We investigated the state and longitudinal effects of this training on employees’ affective and motivational states at work in two studies.

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