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En studie om stress och yoga

Sverreson, Erik LU and Reynstind, Maria LU (2016) PSYK11 20152
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Stress is a common phenomenon amongst students and can be experienced differently depending on gender. Yoga’s impact on stress and other mental illnesses is now also well-documented. This study sought to examine relationships between students’ perceived stress level at Lund University and yoga-practice, when taking into account gender and stressors relevant to students. The hypotheses were that yoga-practice reduces the perceived level of stress when influences of other possible stressors are taken into account, and that the strength of the relationship between yoga-practicing and perceived stress level differs between men and women, with women experiencing a greater impact on the level of stress compared to men. The study was conducted... (More)
Stress is a common phenomenon amongst students and can be experienced differently depending on gender. Yoga’s impact on stress and other mental illnesses is now also well-documented. This study sought to examine relationships between students’ perceived stress level at Lund University and yoga-practice, when taking into account gender and stressors relevant to students. The hypotheses were that yoga-practice reduces the perceived level of stress when influences of other possible stressors are taken into account, and that the strength of the relationship between yoga-practicing and perceived stress level differs between men and women, with women experiencing a greater impact on the level of stress compared to men. The study was conducted through a quantitative survey with participants consisting of 70 students from Lund university with varying degree of experience in yoga-practice. The survey consisted of self-made questions as well as the established PSS-14 (A global measure of perceived stress). The study showed no relationship between Perceived stress level and Yoga-practice. There was a weak correlation between Gender and Yoga-practice as well as between Stressors and Yoga-practice. According to the result the participants experienced no reducing effect on stress by Yoga-practice but females practiced yoga more frequently and had more experience in yoga-practice. Participants who scored high on stressors even practiced yoga more frequently. (Less)
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Stress är ett vanligt fenomen bland studenter och kan upplevas olika beroende av könstillhörighet. Yogas påverkan på stress och annan mental ohälsa är numera också väl dokumenterad. Denna studie ville undersöka samband mellan studenters upplevda stressnivå på Lunds Universitet och yogautövning där det togs hänsyn till könstillhörighet och stressorer relevanta för studenter. Hypoteserna var att yogautövning minskar upplevda stressnivån när påverkan av andra möjliga stressorer beaktas och att styrkan i sambandet mellan yogautövande och upplevd stressnivå skiljer sig för män och kvinnor, där kvinnor upplever större påverkan på stressnivån jämfört med män. Studien genomfördes med en kvantitativ enkätundersökning där deltagarna bestod av 70... (More)
Stress är ett vanligt fenomen bland studenter och kan upplevas olika beroende av könstillhörighet. Yogas påverkan på stress och annan mental ohälsa är numera också väl dokumenterad. Denna studie ville undersöka samband mellan studenters upplevda stressnivå på Lunds Universitet och yogautövning där det togs hänsyn till könstillhörighet och stressorer relevanta för studenter. Hypoteserna var att yogautövning minskar upplevda stressnivån när påverkan av andra möjliga stressorer beaktas och att styrkan i sambandet mellan yogautövande och upplevd stressnivå skiljer sig för män och kvinnor, där kvinnor upplever större påverkan på stressnivån jämfört med män. Studien genomfördes med en kvantitativ enkätundersökning där deltagarna bestod av 70 studenter från Lunds Universitet med varierande erfarenhet av yogautövning. Frågeformuläret bestod av egna frågor samt det redan etablerade PSS-14 (A global measure of perceived stress). Studien visade inget samband mellan upplevd stressnivå och yogautövning. Det fanns en svag korrelation mellan kön och yogautövning samt mellan stressorer och yogautövning. Enligt studiens resultat hade yogautövning ingen stress-reducerande effekt hos deltagarna men kvinnor utövade yoga mer frekvent samt hade längre erfarenhet av yogautövning. Deltagare som hade en högre förekomst av stressorer utövade även yoga mer frekvent. (Less)
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Sverreson, Erik LU and Reynstind, Maria LU
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PSYK11 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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coping-strategies, stress reduction, percieved stress, yoga, könsskillnader, stressreducering, upplevd stress, gender differences
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Swedish
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8598998
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  author       = {Sverreson, Erik and Reynstind, Maria},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En studie om stress och yoga},
  year         = {2016},
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