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ERIC Number: ED228179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Integrating a Stress Management Mini-Course into a Personal Health Course.
Lang, Darrel
A study investigated whether stress management could be enhanced among college students after the completion of a three credit personal health course. The subjects were 20 randomly selected male and female students enrolled in a personal health course at Emporia State University (Kansas). The 20 experimental subjects and the 15 members of a control group were pretested for stress management behavior prior to the training phase. Treatment sessions were included in the curriculum after initial class presentation on stress and stress management. Various relaxation techniques were introduced to the experimental subjects. These techniques included: (1) sensory awareness; (2) "Benson's Relaxation Response" (Benson, 1975); (3) Guided Imagery; (4) "Bubbling Brook" relaxation tape (Chen, 1979); (5) Stair-Step (Curtis/Detert, 1980); and (6) Standard Autogenic Relaxation (Jencks, 1973). Control subjects did not receive any treatment sessions and only completed the pre/post inventory. An analysis of pre- and post-training inventories indicated that the course was successful in helping the students to enhance their management of stress. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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