Impact Of Yoga Education On Psychological Parameters Of University Students: - A Cross-Sectional Study

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Neeraj , Anuj Kumari , Dr. Ajay pal



Stress negativelyinfluence student’s work performance; happiness in life, well-being, physical and emotional health.The Yoga education (Theory and Practical) not only helps to offer physical and mental health but also have positive impact on other aspects (quality of life and spiritual well-being) of a person.


To compare the stress and well-being index among the students who choose Yoga and Non-Yoga subject as a part of their G.E.C (Generic elective course) curriculum.

Materials and Method:

Twenty two male and female students, with an age range between 20 to 35years were recruited from different departments of Central University of Haryana. The current study is a comparison of various psychological parameters between the students who had Yoga and Non-Yogasubjects as their G.E.C curriculum. For the assessment purpose two tools were used. 1) PSS (Perceived stress scale) to measure the stress level in the students and WHO-5 Well being scale to assess the well being in the students. SPSS software was used for analyses the data.

Result:-11 participants who received Yoga intervention (M = 16.73, SD = 4.31) compared to the 11 participants who did not receive Yoga (M = 21.55, SD = 5.01) demonstrated lesser perceived stress scores t(20) = -2.41, p= 0.02, but there was no significant difference was observed in the well-being index between 11 participants who received Yoga (M = 17.0, SD = 2.53) and 11 participants who did not receive Yoga (M = 16.73, SD = 4.38) with t(20) = .179, p = .860.

Conclusion: -There is less stress in students who are having Yoga as their G.E.C curriculum, but there is no significant change in the well being parameters between both the groups. Hence Yoga may an important tool to reduce the stress level in the university students.

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