Accession Number:

ADA065895

Title:

The Relationship between Self-Reported Anxiety and Biorhythms.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This research was conducted to investigate the relationship of anxiety to biorhythms. Two groups of Air Force Institute of Technology students were administered the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory the first group received eight surveys over a period of four weeks, the second group received only one survey. State and trait anxiety scores greater than one standard deviation about the group mean were tabulated against non-critical and critical biorhythm periods. Four hypotheses and variations were tested for higher than expected levels of anxiety occurring on critical days. A fifth hypothesis was tested for the rhythmicity of individual A-State anxiety scores. It was concluded that levels of anxiety may be influenced by biological fluctuations rhythms over time.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE