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ERIC Number: EJ1055087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-16
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Decreasing Students' Stress through Time Management Training: An Intervention Study
Häfner, Alexander; Stock, Armin; Oberst, Verena
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v30 n1 p81-94 Mar 2015
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a time management training program on perceived control of time and perceived stress in the context of higher education. Twenty-three undergraduate students attended a time management training intervention and reported demands, perceived stress and perceived control of time directly before 2 and 4 weeks after training. We used a "non-equivalent dependent variable design" (Cook and Campbell, "Quasi-experimentation: design and analysis for field settings," p. 118, 1979) with perceived stress and perceived control of time as dependent variables, which should be influenced by the training, and demands as control variable, which should not be changed. As expected, perceived stress decreased and perceived control of time increased after training, whereas demands did not change. Therefore, time management training might be beneficial for undergraduate students' well-being. Nevertheless, more intervention studies in this field are necessary, especially with lager samples, to contribute to more robust results and conclusions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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