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Assignment 2: JAR 2 Carly Ball Yorkville University PSYC 6213: Research Methods Dr. Michael Lewis March 7 th , 2021
i Abstract This assignment compromises a Journal Article Review related to the Final topic: Mindfulness Intervention Effectiveness in Stress and Anxiety Management . The article reviewed in this paper employs interviews that were analyzed through a team-based explorative-reflective thematic approach based on a hermeneutic-phenomenological epistemology . This article, Facing the fear of failure: An Explorative qualitative study of client experiences in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for university students with academic evaluation anxiety . The final paper topic will be focused on using mindfulness as a technique that brings an individual to the present moment to manage better their thoughts, feelings, wellbeing and mental health. Mindfulness is used with many mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression (Hoffman & Gomez, 2017).
1 An Explorative Qualitative Study Hjeltnes, A., Binder, P.-E., Moltu, C., & Dundas, I. (2015). Facing the fear of failure: An explorative qualitative study of client experiences in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for university students with academic evaluation anxiety. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being , 10 (1), 27990. Statement of Problem University students studying at high level of education report increased feelings of stress and anxiety. Literature Review Academic stress represents an important challenge for students who are confronted with performance anxiety in their daily lives. The DSM-V defines performance anxiety as a subtype of social anxiety. The individual is fearful and severely compromises their capacity to complete a task at a level that is normally expected. The prevalence of this anxiety is shown to be felt by 35% of college students (Cassady & Johnson, 2002; Neveh-Benjamin, Mckeachie, Lin & Lavi; 1997, as cited in Hjeltnes et al., 2015). MBSR is an intervention that is effective when working with physical and psychological symptoms. Randomized controlled trials have determined the effectiveness Mindfulness has on individuals with various anxiety disorders, and two recent RCTs have reported Mindfulness as an effective intervention.

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