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Impact of Yoga on Perceived Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health among Female Adolescents

Ashna .P. Kamal

MSc. Psychology student, Justice Basheer Ahamed Sayeed College for Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP: 18.01.104/20170403G

DOI: 10.25215/0403104G

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The present study entitled as “Impact of Yoga On Perceived Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health Among Female Adolescents” aim to assess the perceived stress, anxiety and mental health among the female adolescent school students after yoga intervention. The present study follows a Pre test- Post-test control group design. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw the samples from the population. A total of 60 female school students were selected for the present study, were 30 students assigned as experimental group and 30 as control group. The tools used to collect the data for the present study were Cohen Perceived Questionnaire (Cohen and Williamson, 1983), Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) (Br J Med Psychology, 1959) and Mental Health Scale (Gireesan and Sananda Raj, 1988). Parametric statistical techniques such as t-test, paired sample t-test and Carl Pearson correlation were used to analyze data. Mean and standard deviation also used to describe the data.

The results suggest that 15 days of Yoga intervention could make a statistically significant improvement in all variables. The drastic reduction in the level of anxiety in experimental group and increase of anxiety in control group is a landmark to explain the effect of Yoga. The mental health and anxiety has negative correlation i.e., both the variables are inversely proportional to each other. There is a drastic improvement in mental health of experimental group.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.104/20170403G

10.25215/0403104G

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Published in   Special Issues of Volume 4, Issue 3, 2017