Examining Cadets’ Beliefs about Meditation Using the Reasoned Action Approach


  • Ryan Erbe United States Military Academy
  • Travis Tilman United States Military Academy
  • Elise M. Dykhuis United States Military Academy
  • Peter Meindl United States Military Academy




Meditation, Mindfulness, Character Formation, Behavior Theory


Meditation has been shown to be a character and virtue formation tool due to its emotion regulation capabilities. Training academies can help their students better develop their character by enabling meditation behavior acquisition. This study examines United States Military cadets’ beliefs about meditation as a means of informing education and intervention programming to maximize the likelihood of cadets adopting the behavior. Implications and suggestions for character education programs are provided.


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How to Cite

Erbe, R., Tilman, T., Dykhuis, E. M., & Meindl, P. (2022). Examining Cadets’ Beliefs about Meditation Using the Reasoned Action Approach. Journal of Character and Leadership Development, 10(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.58315/jcld.v10.255