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.).

Investigating labyrinth walking as a tool for stress relief in the workplace

Boardman P.

Workplace stress is a risk factor for physical and psychological ill health. Mindfulness meditation programs are effective in reducing stress but may not always be appropriate for the workplace. The objective of this research was to investigate whether walking a labyrinth would be an appropriate and effective tool for stress relief in office workers. Twenty six employees at a medical office in S.E. Michigan were randomly assigned to one of three groups: experimental group practiced mindfulness meditation as they walked a labyrinth; the active-control group practiced mindfulness meditation as they walked in the neighborhood; group three was a waitlist control. Instruments used were The Perceived Stress Scale and Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, as well as Cortisol testing. No statistically significant interactions were recorded for the effect of labyrinth walking although analysis of qualitative data revealed that employees reported that walking the labyrinth allowed them time away from the stressors at work. A larger sample size is recommended for future studies.

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