Mindfulness Therapy for Stress, Happiness and Self efficacy of Hockey Players in Schools

Anupama, N., Gayatridevi, S. and Sudha. R
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore


Students face numerous stressors in their academic life. Having extracurricular activities
such as a sport sometimes becomes an added burden and adds to their stress levels.
The present study attempts to identify if mindfulness interventions help in reducing the
stress and increasing happiness and self efficacy of hockey player students. A sample
of 215 student hockey players were administered the Perceived Stress Scale (Children)
by White; The Subjective Happiness Scale by Lyubomirsky & Lepper; and the General
Self Efficacy Scale by Schwarzer & Jerusalem. A mindfulness intervention for 8 weeks
was administered followed by an assessment using the same tools. Results indicated
that stress had a negative effect on happiness and self efficacy among the participants.
Also, the mindfulness intervention significantly reduced stress, and increased the
happiness and self efficacy among the participants. Also, mindfulness mediated the
relationship between stress, happiness and self efficacy levels. Mindfulness can be
successfully used to reduce the stress levels among students and increase their
happiness and self efficacy levels

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