A cross-sectional comparison of perceived stress and emotional affect between adults with and without emotional disturbances using a novel coping strategy.

Published: 3 February 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3yswjkf9hb.1
Scott McDoniel


This study aimed to determine if there was a difference in perceived stress, positive affect, and negative affect in adults with and without an emotional disturbance using Somaccoustics. A secondary purpose is to determine subjective changes in emotional disturbance while using Somaccoustics.


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Each instrument was coded as ratio and ordinal measures. Once coding was complete, the file was saved and imported to IBM SPSS v27 for statistical analysis. An independent sample t-test was used to assess possible differences between PSS-10 and PANAS. In addition, cross-tabulations using a chi square analysis was performed on prior historical stress. A one sample chi square goodness of fit (GOF) test was used to assess proportion of responses for perceived changes in emotional disorders. The alpha for this study was set at 95% (p<.05).


Grand Canyon University College of Arts and Sciences


Chronic Stress, Stress Management, Emotional Disorder, Stress and Coping