EFFECT OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE BY USING MOVEMENT AND ANAPANASATI METHOD ON STRESS AND AGGRESSION OF CHILD AND YOUTH IN REGIONAL JUVENILE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE
Keywords:mindfulness meditation by using Movement and Anapanasati, stress, aggression, children and youth in Regional Juvenile Vocational Training Center
The purposes of this experimental research were to study the effect of mindfulness meditation practice by using Movement and Anapanasati on stress and aggression of child and youth in regional juvenile vocational training center. The sample group for this research was from 120 children and youth in Regional Juvenile Vocational Training Center (2) Ratchaburi Province. The selective method was the Randomization Sampling. The tools consisted of: 1) Questionnaire to depression anxiety stress scales (DASS) 2) Questionnaire to overt aggression scale (OAS) for objective rating of verbal and physical aggression and 3) Mindfulness meditation practice program. The with-in group hypothesis testing were conducted by dependent t-test, while the between group were conducted by Post Hoc test.
The results after 17 times 9 weeks of the program experiment, it was found that the group of children and youth who were practicing mindfulness meditation had reduced their stress and aggression, which had statistical significance at .01. It could be concluded that the effective method of mindfulness meditation was Movement, it could reduce stress and aggressive in children and youth in regional juvenile vocational training center.
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