Health and school performance during home isolation at Institucion Educativa Privada Prescott in Puno, Peru

Fergusson, Lee and Cabrejos, Javier Ortiz and Bonshek, Anna (2022) Health and school performance during home isolation at Institucion Educativa Privada Prescott in Puno, Peru. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society, 5 (1):2003004. pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

Approximately 2,000 indigenous students at Institución Educativa Privada Prescott in Puno, located in the Andes high on the Altiplano of Lake Titicaca, have been instructed in Transcendental Meditation. In this study, we examine the impact of home isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic on physical, cognitive, and emotional health, and school performance for a group of 54 meditating students and contrast these results to a comparison group of 53 meditating students who reported their health and learning prior to the pandemic. The study is the first to consider the association of home isolation on students practicing meditation in a group: A) at the same time of day and in the same place as part of their daily school routine; and B) during online sessions at the same time of day but in a different place. Findings indicate both approaches to group meditation before and during the pandemic produced favourable results for health and school performance.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2022 23:53
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peri; health; school performance; COVID-19; coping; Transcendental Meditation
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160299 Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/25729861.2021.2003004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47511

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