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| Published: March 25, 2015

Mental Health Status & Stress: A Comparative Study among Yoga- doer and Yoga- non doer Older Adults

Dr. Krishna J. Vaghela1

Asso. Prof. & Head, Dept. of Psychology, Yogiji Maharaj Mahavidyalaya, Dhari Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.038/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.038

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The present study has been designed to investigate the difference of mental health status and stress among yoga- doer and yoga – non doer older adults. The research was conducted over a sample of 120 older adults both yoga – doer and yoga – non doer as well as male and female.[30 yoga – doer and 30 yoga – non doer male older adults and 30 yoga – doer and 30 – yoga non doer female older adults.] All the participants were administered the mental health inventory and stress inventory. Data was analyzed using t test. The results reported that there exists a significant difference in mental health status among yoga- doer and yoga – non doer older adults both male and female. Yoga – doer older adults had better mental as compare to yoga – non doer older adults. Significant difference is also observed between yoga- doer and yoga – non doer older adults as regarding to their level of stress scores. Yoga also helpful in reduce stress level.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.038/20140202

10.25215/0202.038

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015