Dataset for "Effects of decentering and non-judgement on body dissatisfaction and negative affect among young adult women"

This dataset provides cross-sectional, quantitative data from 330 female participants aged 18–35 years with respect to demographics (age, gender, ethnicity, BMI, experience with mindfulness, meditation, or contemplative prayer); self-reported trait mindfulness, weight and shape concerns, and difficulties in emotion regulation; and self-reported state body dissatisfaction (weight dissatisfaction, shape dissatisfaction, appearance dissatisfaction) and negative affect at 3 timepoints (baseline, post-media exposure, and final [after engaging in a strategy focused on decentering, non-judgement, or rest]). It also includes qualitative data files that specify participants' self-reported thoughts and behaviour during the strategy, how participants responded to any negative thoughts and feelings, how participants might use the strategy in everyday life, and any further comments about taking part in the study. One qualitative file contains the raw data only, and the other includes our codes and rationale for rating each participant with respect to their degree of adherence to the strategy instructions.

Quantitative, Self-report, Qualitative, Risk Factors

Cite this dataset as:
Osborne, E., Atkinson, M., 2022. Dataset for "Effects of decentering and non-judgement on body dissatisfaction and negative affect among young adult women". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Access on request: Due to the type of consent participants gave, the data may only be used to verify the study for which it was collected and for further University of Bath research projects, and will be destroyed ten years after the study ended, which will be 24 September 2030. All successful requests for access will be logged.


Emma Osborne
University of Bath


University of Bath
Rights Holder


Collection date(s):

From 1 June 2020 to 1 July 2020


Data collection method:

This dataset was created through online data collection using Qualtrics. Demographics and trait/state variables were assessed using validated self-report measures and visual analogue scales.

Technical details and requirements:

Microsoft Word and SPSS Statistics software is required to view the data.


Economic and Social Research Council

South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)

Publication details

Publication date: 8 January 2022
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


URL for this record:

Related papers and books

Osborne, E. L., and Atkinson, M. J., 2022. Effects of Decentering and Non-judgement on Body Dissatisfaction and Negative Affect Among Young Adult Women. Mindfulness, 13(3), 615-626. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Emma Osborne


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Research Centres & Institutes
Bath Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion