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| Published: April 25, 2021

The Role of Mindfulness in Mitigating Stress amongst Young Adults

Gayathri Mohan Kumar

BA (Hons) Applied Psychology, Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Mumbai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.014.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.014

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An abundance of research indicates that teens and young adults are experiencing increased levels of stress and depression. According to data collected by the American Psychological Association for the Stress in America Survey, teen stress rivals that of adults. Results of the survey show that not only do teens identify that their stress levels are not healthy, but they also underestimate the impact stress has on their mental and physical health. There is an emerging body of evidence that suggests that mindfulness is effective for relieving anxiety and stress. The present study is aimed to investigate the role of mindfulness in reducing the stress levels in young adults. For this purpose, a total 103 young adults (between the age of 18-35) were selected. Data collection was done with minimum demographic details and scales. The scales used for this research were: Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI) by Walach, 2006 and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) by Sheldon Cohen, 1983.  The result of the study suggests that there was a significant inverse relationship of mindfulness on the stress levels that affect a young adult. It can be concluded that mindfulness has a significant positive effect on the stress levels in young adults.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.014.20210902

10.25215/0902.014

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021