Ahmad Dahlan University, Indonesia (email@example.com)
This study aim is aiming at testing the efficacy of breathing-relaxation training through Javanese Gamelan music to reduce job stress response among teachers at special needs school. This research used randomized pre-post control group design. 49 teachers at special needs school was involved and randomized to experiment group and control group. 25 teachers were included in experimental group, while 24 teachers were included in control group. The experiment group followed ten indigenous imagery breathing-relaxation training sessions. The data were analyzed by using independent t-test. The results of this study showed there is a significant differences between experiment and control group on systolic blood pressure t (47) = 4.2, p = .000, diastolic blood pressure t (47) = 3.1, p = .003, heart rate t (26.4)= 5.5, p = .000, and response stress t (36.4)= 4.7, p = .000. The explanation of result would be discussed further.
Keywords: job stress; imagery breathing-relaxation; Javanese Gamelan music; teacher of special needs school