A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis: Stress Management Interventions for College Students

Leadon D. Williams, Thomas J. Lipscomb, Zita Tiamuh


The purpose of this study was to determine the combined average effect size for the efficacy of stress management interventions in randomized controlled trials with college students. A workplace stress intervention approach guided article selection. A single instrument measured stress. The analysis was a random effects model. The literature search in the spring of 2020 yielded eight qualifying studies, published from 2014-2020. The overall effect size was statistically significant (g = ‒0.41). Especially given pandemic-related stressors, this meta-analysis could serve as a baseline for future research comparisons. It mirrored results of other meta-analyses, discussed in the literature review. No prior meta-analysis to our knowledge has employed the same approach or framework.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v11i4.6267


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