College Student Stress

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Stress can occur when there are demands on an individual that exceed his or her coping capabilities. There are different stressors that college students are facing; these are school, friends and family, but the top stressor that greatly contributes to the students is due to their academic demands. Stress due to new environment, new school, and new place and there might even be culture shock for students studying away from home. Students especially freshmen have hard time to adjust in their new life as college students. Sometimes, combination of peer pressure, academic pressure and feeling of aloneness trigger emotional instability among college students. Individuals have different ways of dealing with stress, some tend to reduce their food intake or increase their food intake. The reason why most of the college students are stress with their school life is because of the pressure to perform well both academically and athletically, to fit in with peers, and to form relationships. One of the research found that students who gain weight during the college period tend to continue a slow, steady gain in weight. One of the studies performed by Gres (2008) among 135 college students, statistically significant but has fair weight increases during the freshman year for most participants. Young adults when moved into an independent living situation influence for unhealthy eating pattern. College students living independently are used to make independent decisions about their diet.
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