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Pilot study on the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an online wellbeing course - a mediation model of perceived stress and wellbeing

Berkemeier, L. (2021) Pilot study on the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an online wellbeing course - a mediation model of perceived stress and wellbeing.

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Abstract:Mindfulness interventions have repeatedly shown to be successful in decreasing high perceived stress and improving wellbeing among university students. The current pilot study investigated the preliminary feasibility and effectiveness of a short, online wellbeing course for students. Prediction models of perceived stress and wellbeing were investigated, and a mediation model with mindfulness as a mediator variable was tested. Forty-nine participants filled in six surveys over time intended to measure the effectiveness with different proposed variables. Eleven participants also took part in an interview to evaluate the feasibility of the course. Results indicated that the participants evaluated the online well-being course as feasible in terms of the amount of time, setting, and content. Furthermore, participation in the online wellbeing course significantly reduced perceived stress scores and significantly increased wellbeing scores over time. The predictor variables of resilience and sense of belonging were found to significantly predict perceived stress. For wellbeing, the variables of COVID-19 Impact and mindfulness were found to significantly predict wellbeing. Furthermore, mindfulness did not have any mediating effects between adherence levels and the predictor or outcome variables. For future research, another pilot or follow-up study should be conducted to refine the intervention and confirm the current results.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/89020
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