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A comparison of the effects of Zen breath meditation or relaxation on college adjustment
Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychology in the Orient
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 1998
Pages: 32-43
Source ID: shanti-sources-22252
Abstract:

The effects of Zen breath meditation were compared with those of relaxation on college adjustment. 75 undergraduates (aged 17–40 yrs) were divided into 3 groups using randomized matching on the basis of initial anxiety scores of the College Adjustment Scales. Ss also completed the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. The 3 groups included, meditation, relaxation, and control. Training for the meditation and relaxation groups took place during a 1-hr instructional session with written instructions being distributed. After 6 wks anxiety and depression scored significantly decreased for the meditation and relaxation groups. Interpersonal problem scores also significantly decreased for the meditation group.

Subjects: 
Variations in Practice Detail
Buddhist Contemplation by Tradition
Practices Specific to Zen Buddhism
Buddhist Contemplation by Applied Subject
Psychology and Contemplation
Practices of Buddhist Contemplation
Education and Contemplation
Buddhist Contemplation
Science and Buddhist Contemplation
Science and Contemplation
Contemplation by Applied Subject
Higher Education and Contemplation
Contemplation by Tradition