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| Published: September 25, 2020

Effect of mindfulness and gratitude on exam anxiety and stress among students

Aastha Jain

Masters in Psychology, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.044/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.044

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The study was aimed as studying the “Effect of Mindfulness and Gratitude on Exam Anxiety and Stress Faced by the Students”. The sample of 70 (37 boys and 33 girls) who were in class 9th to 12th was taken from a school of Delhi, and standardized tests were done on them to collect the data. Then they were introduced with mindfulness techniques and gratitude journal, and were asked to practice them daily for 4 weeks, before sleeping for 25-30 minutes. They were followed up on telephone after every few days to make sure they were doing it correctly. Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, Kamarck & Mermelstein, 1983) and Beck’s Anxiety Inventory (Dr. Aaron T. Beck) were used. They were again measured on the same tests and the responses were recorded. After the data was collected, correlation coefficient and t-test were computed. SPSS was used to compute the results. It was concluded that mindfulness and gratitude-based intervention is a useful technique to reduce the stress and anxiety of the students.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.044/20200803

10.25215/0803.044

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020