Title

The Effect of Mandala Coloring and Stenciling on Stress In High School Underclassmen

Author(s)

Dylan Chau

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

High school underclassmen are experiencing of stress, which can lead to short term and long term physical problems. The purpose of this experiment is to determine which type of art or none tested is the most reliable and effective at reducing stress in high school underclassmen by measuring with the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). The hypothesis was that stenciling would be a more effective method of reducing stress than Mandala coloring and studying. 30 volunteer high school underclassmen were divided into groups of 10. Each group completed a different task for the experiment. The control group completed the PSS, studied for 25 minutes, and completed the PSS again to measure the effect of studying stress levels. The same procedure was repeated but instead of studying, students either completed a Mandala coloring page or chose three stencils and colored them. All stress levels were measure in PSS scores. All statistical data was analyzed using a t test at the alpha=0.05 level. The results of the experiment was that the control group had no significant change, the Mandala coloring group significantly decreased the average score by 2.2 points on the PSS. Finally, the stenciling group also significantly decreased the average score by 3.1 points on the PSS. It can thus be concluded that the stenciling treatment was most effective in reducing stress in high school underclassmen.

Location

Furman Hall 207

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM

The Effect of Mandala Coloring and Stenciling on Stress In High School Underclassmen

Furman Hall 207

High school underclassmen are experiencing of stress, which can lead to short term and long term physical problems. The purpose of this experiment is to determine which type of art or none tested is the most reliable and effective at reducing stress in high school underclassmen by measuring with the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). The hypothesis was that stenciling would be a more effective method of reducing stress than Mandala coloring and studying. 30 volunteer high school underclassmen were divided into groups of 10. Each group completed a different task for the experiment. The control group completed the PSS, studied for 25 minutes, and completed the PSS again to measure the effect of studying stress levels. The same procedure was repeated but instead of studying, students either completed a Mandala coloring page or chose three stencils and colored them. All stress levels were measure in PSS scores. All statistical data was analyzed using a t test at the alpha=0.05 level. The results of the experiment was that the control group had no significant change, the Mandala coloring group significantly decreased the average score by 2.2 points on the PSS. Finally, the stenciling group also significantly decreased the average score by 3.1 points on the PSS. It can thus be concluded that the stenciling treatment was most effective in reducing stress in high school underclassmen.