RELAXATION IN SCHOOLS

Year: 1992

Author: Owens, Anthony

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
Six hundred and six Years Two to Six primary students from six Melbourne schools were allocated to either treatment or control conditions. Pre and posttest assessments were taken in maths, reading, self esteem, stress level and locus of control. For 15 weeks the treatment subjects followed a taped program designed to enhance relaxation skill. Treatment students showed less stress and more improvement in reading than controls. Controls reported more improvements in self esteem and all students improved strongly in mathematics.

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