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Investigating the Effects of Trait Mindfulness on Stress with College Students

Sejean, Juliette (2018) Investigating the Effects of Trait Mindfulness on Stress with College Students. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This research looked at the relationship between subjective trait mindfulness and perceived stress on performance on the stroop. As stress is a major issue with college student’s mental health and academic performance it is important to investigate means of reducing it. Thirty participants were obtained by convenience sampling from the National College of Ireland (NCI). Participants completed the mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) and Perceived Stress scale (PSS) and then carried out the stroop task. Cross sectional design was used to test the research question. It was hypothesised that those who have higher trait mindfulness would have better performance on the stroop task (less errors and faster time to completion), decreased perceived stress and physiological responses (lower temperature and lower heart rate). Results showed that there was no significant difference found between mindful and non-mindful individuals in perceived stress and induced stress on the stroop task. It appears that mindfulness has to be trained in order to observe significant effects on the stroop task. Limitations are discussed further.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 14:27
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 14:27

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