MA School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Bole Williams, Barbara
Stress in adolescence; Mindfulness (Psychology)
Higher Education | School Psychology
College students who have high levels of stress have reported difficulties with functioning on a daily basis, whether it be high anxiety due to classes or an increase in unhealthy habits like smoking or overeating. Studies have shown that those who practice mindfulness every day learn how to live with accepting the stresses in their lives (Siegel & Allison, 2016). This study explored the relationship between mindfulness and stress in college students from a medium size public university in the northeast. Two self-report measures were used to collect data though an online survey. Data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Results indicated that students rated themselves relatively high in the Observing and Describing facets of mindfulness. Students overall stress was at the moderate level. Lastly, students' ratings of mindfulness and stress were negatively correlated. Hence, the hypothesis that mindfulness and stress are inversely correlated was verified in this study.
Vonderheyde, Elizabeth Marie, "The relationship between mindfulness and stress among college students" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2431.