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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 364-366

Role of meditation in resilience and hope among students

1 Department of Psychology, P.P.N. College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ritu Modi
Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj - 211 002, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_183_21

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Context: Rising stress levels for students in the current era due to challenges such as competition and pressure to succeed are a cause for concern. Resilience and hope are two powerful weapons in the fight against these stress-related issues. Aim: The study's objective was to explore the role of goal meditation on resilience and hope among students. Materials and Methods: The study participants comprised college students aged 22–24 years from Kanpur, U.P., India. The purposive sampling method was used to draw samples. A pre‒post study design was used to test the role of meditation in resilience and hope, for which post data were collected 6 months after the imposition of intervention. Statistical Analysis: The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was employed to analyze data. Results: Results indicated that resilience and hope increased in pre-and post-int ervention measures, and there is a positive relationship between resilience and hope. Conclusion: Based on these results, it was inferred that goal meditation effectively enhances resilience and hope among students.

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