A Study on Effectiveness of Meditation on Subjective Wellbeing, Anxiety and Study Habits of Undergraduate Nursing Students

George, Linu Sara (2012) A Study on Effectiveness of Meditation on Subjective Wellbeing, Anxiety and Study Habits of Undergraduate Nursing Students. International Journal of Nursing Education, 4 (2). pp. 137-140. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the subjective wellbeing, anxiety and study habits of undergraduate nursing students. The study aimed at teaching Rajayoga Meditation. Practicing Rajayoga Meditation reduces anxiety and helps in improving concentration. The projected outcome of the study was attainment of high subjective wellbeing, reduced anxiety and very good study habits by the nursing students. Attaining high subjective wellbeing, reduced anxiety and very good study habits enable them for better academic performance. The conceptual framework of the study was based on J.W.Kenny's open system model. Design:Pre-experimental approach, with one group pretest posttest design. Setting:Manipal College of Nursing, Karnataka District, India. Sample:First year B Sc Nursing Students. Outcome Measures:Premeditation and post meditation subjective wellbeing status, anxiety level and study habit scores were measured using the Modified subjective wellbeing inventory (modifi ed SUBI []=0.787), Spilberger's State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and study habits questionnaire (r=0.82) respectively. Results:The major findings of the study revealed that meditation is effective in improving subjective wellbeing status, reducing anxiety and improving study habits among the nursing students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subjective Wellbeing, Anxiety, Study Habits, Raja Yoga Meditation, Undergraduate Nursing Students.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 07:31
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 07:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78487

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