MANDALA-COLORING AS A THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION FOR ANXIETY REDUCTION IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Mandala-Coloring

  • Sarah Mehmood Noor, International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan
  • Tamkeen Saleem International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan
  • Javeria Azmat, International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan
  • Kehkashan Arouj International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Anxiety,, Art therapy students

Abstract

Objective: To study the effectiveness of mandala-coloring as a therapeutic intervention for reducing anxiety in university students.
Study Design: Quasi experimental study.
Place and Duration of Study: International Islamic University Islamabad, from Feb to Jun 2016.
Material and Methods: A sample of 100 university students of 13-18 years of education was taken (men=50, women=50) with the age range of 18 to 34 years. Convenience sampling technique was used. A pretest-posttest design was adopted in which State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was administered to measure the levels of State Anxiety and Trait Anxiety before and after coloring a pre-drawn mandala.
Results: Results were analyzed using t-test. They indicated that there was a significant difference in the levels of State and Trait Anxieties in the pretest and posttest measures in both men and women.
Conclusion: Using mandala-coloring as a therapeutic intervention can reduce State Anxiety and Trait Anxiety in university students.

  

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Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Mehmood Noor, S., Saleem, T., Azmat, J., & Arouj, K. (2017). MANDALA-COLORING AS A THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION FOR ANXIETY REDUCTION IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. PAFMJ, 67(6), 904-07. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1040
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