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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.