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PECANHA, Doris Lieth  e  CAMPANA, Daniel Perdigão. Quali-quantitative evaluation of intervention with yoga in promoting the quality of life in a University. Bol. - Acad. Paul. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp. 199-218. ISSN 1415-711X.

A project of Quality of Life at Work (QLW) is evaluated by the relation betweenthe Yoga practice and the way in which ten employees from a public University notice theQLW and how they deal with stress. This project was divided into strategies of Confrontationand Avoidance. Litterature indicates that Yoga benefits the psychosomatic functioningand emotional control. Under the quantitative outline, there is a hypothesis that the Yogapracticioner would tend to show an increase in strategies of confronting the stress and adecrease in avoidance. Method: quali-quantitative, with a baseline and repeated measures.Instruments: Questionnaire about QLW, and Inventory of Coping answers at work, utilized at the beginning and at the end of the project. Press conference. Qualitative results: when finalizing the practice, there was an increase of the experiences of pleasure, and aminimization of the experiences of anguish, expressing an improvement in QLW; quantitative results: there was an increase of the Confrontation strategies, especially in the subcategory of Positive Revaluation; and a decrease in the search for external Orientation. In the Avoidance strategies, the Resigned acceptance was the most sensitive to the intervention, being less utilized at the end of the practice. Conclusion: in general, the participants stopped avoiding problematic situations, and started to face them positively. The Positive Revaluation, associated to a lesser search for external orientation, corroborates the expected autonomy decurring from the practice of Yoga. The decrease in the Resigned Acceptance suggests an active attitude that, in general, characterizes a Yoga practicioner. Results, although limited to the small group, confirm the mentioned hypothesis, encouraging the use and research of Yoga as a QLW tool.

Palavras-chave : Quality of life; Yoga; Coping; Press interview; Work.

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