Effects Of Self-tracking on Personal Distress Among Psychology Professionals and Trainees
Author(s):
Mahi Singh, Prerna Singh, Divyanshi Prabhakar, Akshita Susan Varghese
Keywords:
Self-tracking, personal distress, mood, empathy, mental health
Abstract
Self-tracking is the process of observing, collecting, and accumulating data about oneself. It has featured as a central practice in health promotion and healthcare. Self-tracking falls under the umbrella of ‘Quantitative Self’. It is beneficial in the sector of mental health, as it helps users investigate psychological issues that can be linked to their immediate habits, and eventually look into their health and well-being in a more pervasive way. Personal distress is a self-centered aversive reaction that outcomes from the understanding of another’s distress. Psychologists are vulnerable to the effects of Personal distress, which if left unchecked may lead to burnout and impaired professional competence. The study aims to better understand the Impacts of Self-Tracking on Personal Distress in Psychology students and professionals. It will examine the feasibility of collecting & monitoring everyday mood through a self-tracking app: - “Daylio”. To attain this objective a sample of 20 Psychology Professionals & Trainees were taken for the interventional study. The study has two hypothesis, first, There will be a significant difference between pre and post-test scores of Personal Distress in Psychology Professionals & trainees and second, There will be a significant impact of Self Tracking on Personal Distress in Psychology Professionals & trainees. All the statistical analyses will be conducted through IBM SPSS software version 20 and Content analysis. Paired sample t-test will be used to find the significant difference between pre and post-test scores. Content Analysis will be used to find the significant impact of Self-tracking on Personal Distress in Psychology Professionals and trainees. The results revealed that self-tracking might have no significant impact on the level of personal distress experienced by the participants and It implies that self-tracking may not be an effective method for managing personal distress. Although, it might have a positive impact on Participant’s self-awareness and mood.
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Unique Paper ID: 155294

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1

Page(s): 477 - 484
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