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Impact of Mantra Chanting on Stress Coping


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1 Department of Psychology, C.C.S.University, Meerut, India
2 P.D.F. Holder (ICSSR), Delhi, India
     

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The purpose of the present study was to study the impact of mantra chanting on stress coping strategies. For this purpose two types of coping strategies, approach coping and avoidance coping were measured with the help of "coping Strategies Scale" constructed by Shrivastav. Two Independent variables were studied i.e. Mantra chanting and Gender. The sample consisted of 80 subjects (35- 50 years). A 2x2 factorial design was used. Two way ANOVA was applied for analyzing the data. On the basis of obtained results it was found that mantra chanting is an influencing factor for coping strategies. People, who chant a mantra regularly, use more approach coping strategies than those, who do not chant a mantra. While people who do not chant a mantra regularly, they use avoidance coping strategies more than those people who chant mantra regularly. The effect of gender on coping strategies is not found significant.

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Mantra Chanting, Stress Coping, Approch Coping
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Alpna Agarwal
Department of Psychology, C.C.S.University, Meerut, India
Anshu Agarwal
P.D.F. Holder (ICSSR), Delhi, India

Abstract


The purpose of the present study was to study the impact of mantra chanting on stress coping strategies. For this purpose two types of coping strategies, approach coping and avoidance coping were measured with the help of "coping Strategies Scale" constructed by Shrivastav. Two Independent variables were studied i.e. Mantra chanting and Gender. The sample consisted of 80 subjects (35- 50 years). A 2x2 factorial design was used. Two way ANOVA was applied for analyzing the data. On the basis of obtained results it was found that mantra chanting is an influencing factor for coping strategies. People, who chant a mantra regularly, use more approach coping strategies than those, who do not chant a mantra. While people who do not chant a mantra regularly, they use avoidance coping strategies more than those people who chant mantra regularly. The effect of gender on coping strategies is not found significant.

Keywords


Mantra Chanting, Stress Coping, Approch Coping



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2013%2Fv4i1%2F49824