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ERIC Number: EJ936023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Examining the Results of Podcast Relaxation Techniques in Higher Education
Ricks, Jenny; Naquin, Millie; Vest, Amy; Hurtt, Dee; Cole, Diane
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v6 n1 p68-72 Spr-Sum 2011
College students face many stressors such as academic course work, finances, living away from home, and planning for the future. Knowledge of stress management techniques can assist students in coping with such stressors, especially when disseminated through convenient technologies which are increasingly common in their personal and academic lives. This study examined students' responses to stress management techniques provided via podcasts in health and stress classes. Seven techniques were each practiced for seven days, with statistically significant increases in relaxation reported from day one to day seven in five of the seven techniques. Self-reported outcomes were positive and included perceptions of decreased stress symptoms after practicing the strategies. Podcasts on stress management techniques could be used with students, faculty, or staff at other learning institutions because of their effectiveness in reducing stress and promoting relaxation. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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