An Experimental Evaluation of Stress-Management Training for the Airborne Soldier
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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One class of Jumpmaster students was divided into pairs matched by rank and the members of each pair were randomly distributed into either an experimental or a control group. The experimental group was taught a method of stress, management, respiration control, to be used immediately before and during training jumps. The groups were then compared on heart rate, perceived stress, and grades received for performance as jumpmasters during training jumps. The results showed that the experimental groups has significantly lower heart rates during the two night jumps of the course -- jumps which, because of limited visibility, are somewhat more dangerous and therefore more stressful than daylight jumps. There were no other statistically significant differences between the groups.
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