Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K)

This downloadable Bibliography has all entries sorted by author. The entries in the bibliography have been categorized below by topic and also by type (doctoral dissertation, journal article etc.).

Perceived effects of labyrinth walking on a variety of physical and emotional traits: Additional results

Rhodes, J. W.

Abstract: This study reports additional results using the questionnaire developed by the author (Rhodes, 2006) to assess the effects of walking the labyrinth on ten physical and emotional traits. The questionnaire asks the respondent to respond using a five-step Likert Scale to several questions, including the following primary question: "Comparing how I felt before I walked the labyrinth with how I feel now, after walking the labyrinth, I feel …" In this analysis of 122 respondents across nine labyrinth events, using the same instrument, from 62% to 88% of the respondents reported that they felt "much more" or "more" relaxed (88%), clear (62%), peaceful (87%), centered (81%), open (72%), quiet (85%), or reflective (80%) following a labyrinth walk than before a labyrinth walk. Additionally, from 69% to 80% of respondents reported that they felt "much less" or "less" anxious (73%), stressed (80%), or agitated (69%) following a labyrinth walk than before a labyrinth walk.

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