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The effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and stress in university students

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Melike Demir Doğan corresponding author
Tuğçe Polat
Muhammed Mücahit Yilmaz


Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and stress levels of university students.
Methods: In the study, the data were collected using personal information form and Depression, anxiety, and stress scale. The meditation group performed a 20-minute attention and awareness meditation once a week for 8 weeks.
Findings: As a result of the statistical analysis, it was observed that there was no significant difference in the comparison of the anxiety, stress, and depression levels between two groups at the end of 8 weeks. 
Implications: Consequently, it was determined that meditation was an ineffective approach for reducing the anxiety, stress, and depression levels.

meditation, anxiety, stress, depression, university student

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Demir Doğan, M., Polat, T., & Yilmaz, M. (2021). The effect of meditation on depression, anxiety, and stress in university students. Advances in Health and Behavior, 4(1), 186-191.


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