Black, Kristen J.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Due to the 2019 outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, stress-reducing group activities such as exercise have been restricted, so people have instead relied on the Zoom interface to participate within a virtual space. However, whether or not certain methods to reduce stress can be translated from in-person to online is unknown. This study was designed to randomly assign fifty-two participants to one of three groups: mindfulness meditation session, mindful yoga session, or stress-relieving self-acupressure session. Participants were to complete a survey measuring stress immediately before and after engaging in the intervention. I hypothesized that participants will have significant decreases in stress levels across all manipulations such that they will be less stressed after the session than prior to the session. I also believed that there would be a difference in the amount of stress felt based on condition. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, I was unable to gather the needed number of participants to conduct meaningful analyses; I analyzed data from a similar study to demonstrate data analysis competence.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Stress management; Stress (Psychology); Telecommunication in medicine
Cable, Francesca, "Efficacy of stress relieving interventions through Zoom" (2021). Honors Theses.