Author Identifier

Peta Blevins

ORCID : 0000-0002-5320-1784

Luke Hopper

ORCID : 0000-0002-5059-7760

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Research in Dance Education

Volume

23

Issue

1

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

RAS ID

39702

Funders

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in RESEARCH IN DANCE EDUCATION on 20/09/2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14647893.2021.1980528.

Blevins, P., Moyle, G., Erskine, S., & Hopper, L. (2022). Mindfulness, recovery-stress balance, and well-being among university dance students. Research in Dance Education, 23 (1), p. 142-155.

https://doi.org/10.1080/14647893.2021.1980528

Abstract

Dance students face many physical and psychological stressors in their training and daily lives, therefore methods for coping with stress are essential for performance enhancement and general wellbeing. This study aimed to investigate the relationships between mindfulness, stress, recovery, and wellbeing among university level vocational dance students. Seventy-two dance students at two Australian universities completed online self-report measures of mindfulness, recovery-stress states, and affect. Correlation coefficients indicated a significant positive relationship between mindfulness and positive affect, and significant negative relationships between mindfulness and stress, and mindfulness and negative affect. MANOVA revealed differences between high mindfulness and low mindfulness groups on general stress, negative affect, and dance-specific recovery. The findings suggested that low mindfulness may be a risk factor for stress in general, and improvements in mindfulness may provide a protective buffer for students coping with a vast array of general and dance-specific demands.

DOI

10.1080/14647893.2021.1980528

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Creativity, culture and artistic practice

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