ERIC Number: ED186775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Transcendental Meditation Technique in Secondary Education.
The educational and pyschological effects of the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) on secondary school students were examined. A course including TM technique was taught to two public high school classes of 30 volunteers each. One class took the TM course for both semesters; the other took an alternative course in self-development for the first semester and the TM course for the second semester. A group of volunteers from the same school formed the control group. Personality, intelligence, and interview measures were administered on a pretest-posttest basis to all three groups. The year-long TM class showed significant global effects of treatment on neuroticism (as measured by the Eysenck Personality Inventory), self-concept (as measured by the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale), and the interview measure. Regularity of the TM technique correlated with gains in both experimental groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Transcendental Meditation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979).