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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or Scopus DB conference proceedings (P1a)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Pečiulienė, Ieva;Perminas, Aidas;Gustainienė, Loreta;Jarašiūnaitė, Gabija
Title: Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation and biofeedback relaxation in lowering physiological arousal among students with regard to personality features
Is part of: Procedia : social and behavioral sciences. Oxford : Elsevier Ltd, 2015, vol. 205
Extent: p. 228-235
Date: 2015
Note: WCPCG-2015 : 6th World conference on Psychology Counseling and Guidance, 14-16 May 2015
Keywords: Studentai;Asmenybė;Biogrįžtamoji relaksacija;Progresuojanti raumenų relaksacija;Personality;Students;Biofeedback-assisted relaxation;Progressive muscle relaxation
Abstract: Background. Students make a rather specific population, which has to overcome many obstacles in order to pursue their academic goals (Pierceall, Keim 2007). Special programmes for stress prevention, based on relaxation training are being established in universities. The effectiveness of these programmes is constantly assessed and ways of their improvement are being studied (Jones, Johnston 2000, Beddoe, Murphy, 2004). One of the directions for such studies is the studying the effectiveness of relaxation training in relation to personality characteristics. However, there is lack of studies analysing the impact of personality features on individual’s ability to relax and ability to learn to relax. Both biofeedback-assisted and progressive muscle relaxation are regarded as interventions aimed at lowering stress response. These methods help to train relaxation skills as well. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of biofeedback-assisted relaxation as well as progressive muscle relaxation in lowering psychophysiological parameters with regard to personality features. Method. The subjects of the study were 122 university students. 105 (85 female and 20 male) of them, aged 18 to 36 (mean age 21.13 (SD 2.58), participated in all relaxation training sessions. Participants were randomly assigned into three different groups: a) four progressive muscle relaxation sessions (n = 34) or b) four biofeedback-assisted relaxation sessions (n = 35). Subjects in the c) control group participated only in the 1st and the 6th session without relaxation training (n = 36). Biofeedback-assisted relaxation was conducted using device NeXus – 10 (The Netherlands). Results and conclusions. Both relaxation methods proved to be effective in lowering psychophysiological variables. [...]
Affiliation(s): Psichologijos katedra
Socialinio darbo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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