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Title: EFFICACY OF A SELF-GUIDED APPLICATION IN IMPROVING STRESS COPING AND WELLBEING IN STUDENTS – A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL WITH A 1-MONTH FOLLOW-UP
Authors: JESSALIN TAN HUI YAN
Issue Date: 8-Apr-2022
Citation: JESSALIN TAN HUI YAN (2022-04-08). EFFICACY OF A SELF-GUIDED APPLICATION IN IMPROVING STRESS COPING AND WELLBEING IN STUDENTS – A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL WITH A 1-MONTH FOLLOW-UP. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Excessive and chronic stress is a major global health concern. Short skills-focused self-guided applications (SGAs) on smartphones is a cost-effective and scalable way to improve stress coping skills. Questions remain for whom (moderators) and by which pathways (mediators) SGAs work. This study is a randomised-controlled trial (RCT) that evaluates the efficacy of a recently developed Stress SGA in improving stress levels and wellbeing against an active control. Using a 2x3 mixed design, participants were randomly assigned to an 8-day SGA on stress coping or cooperation, with self-report measures obtained at baseline, post-intervention and 1-month follow-up. It was hypothesised that the Stress SGA is more efficacious in improving stress, depression, and anxiety levels at post-intervention and follow-up, compared to the control. While nonsignificant group differences were found, results suggest that SGAs are beneficial in increasing stress coping and wellbeing across both conditions. We also predicted a moderated mediation model for the expected relationship, with psychological mindedness as the moderator and coping self-efficacy as the mediator. Overall, the model was nonsignificant, suggesting that third variables may be at play. The findings contribute to creating efficacious SGAs to promote mental wellbeing. Future studies may further explore the mechanisms by which SGAs work.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227263
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