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Pengaruh Pemberian Aromatherapy terhadap Stres yang Dirasakan Mahasiswa yang Sedang Mengerjakan Skripsi

Ni Putu Sartika Manikasanti1, Setiasih Setiasih2*, Listyo Yuwanto3

[1] Universitas surabaya, Indonesia. [2] Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia. [3] Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia.


In this study, we explain the effect of aromatherapy on stress of students who are working on thesis. This experimental research using a pretest and posttest control group design. This study was implemented in 15 student who randomly allocated into 2 groups through a random assignment process. Prior to the experiment, the participants were given stress induction. The control group was given treatment using a mixture of toner and water with a ratio of 1:4 which was inhaled using a diffuser. The experimental group received treatment using lavender essential oil. In this study, hypothesis testing was conducted using independent samples t-test and paired samples t-test. Based on the results of the hypothesis test that is not significant (p = 0.858), this shows that there is no difference between the results of the pretest and post-test. In this study, the experimental group (mean = -13.500) and the control group (mean = -14.571) experienced a decrease. The decrease that occurred in the control group was influenced by participants beliefs regarding the aromatherapy used, which could lead to a placebo effect or "contextual healing" that build certain trust in participants.


Lavender; Placebo; Aromatherapy; and Stress

Article Info

Artikel History: Submitted: 2023-07-26 | Published: 2024-03-30
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24127/gdn.v14i1.8450
Vol 14, No 1 (2024) Page: 1-9

(*) Corresponding Author: Setiasih Setiasih, Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia, Email: setiasih@staff.ubaya.ac.id