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Happy students, great Results : a study about the effects of short positive interventions on well-being among students.

Vermaas, K.J. (2015) Happy students, great Results : a study about the effects of short positive interventions on well-being among students.

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Abstract:This study explores the influence of the short positive intervention three good things and meditation on the PERMA elements of well-being among students. If well-being can be built by short positive interventions, creative thinking and learning can improve and feelings of stress can decrease, which could make well-being a helpful tool for academic education. Students (n=42), aged between nineteen and twenty-six, were assigned to one of three conditions. N=18 students were assigned to the three good things condition, n=10 to the meditation condition and n=14 to the control condition for a time period of two weeks. All participants completed a PERMA-scale questionnaire before and after the intervention. A MANOVA was used to analyze the effect between the two intervention conditions and the control condition on the five elements of the PERMA scale and an ANOVA was used to analyze the effect of the interventions and the control condition on overall well-being. A significant increase in Positive Emotion was found in the three good things condition compared to the control condition. This increase is found within a time period of two weeks, while other research only showed an increase after one month. This implies that there are short term benefits from this intervention for students.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68557
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