Anxiety being the number one problem that many college students come across in their daily lives. As Ekpenyong et al. (2013) the effects of stress vary with the ways it is appraised, and the coping strategies used differ between individuals and are influenced by ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic characteristics (2013). CSUSB students are always under stress because many students are trying to balance their academics and personal lives. Many CSUSB when dealing with stress suffer academic because they are thinking about other things, that they let their grades down, and then in many cases there is no time left in the quarter to raise their grade.
Phinney and Haas (2003) reported that one of the stressors experienced by first generation college freshmen is the heavy academic load. Students may be intimidated by the sudden increase in demand of quality and quantity of work. Fortunately, we know that academic stressors include the students’ perception of the extensive knowledge base required and the perception of an inadequate time to develop it (Carveth, Geese & Moss, 1996). Though the stress of a greater academic load may initially be more detrimental than beneficial, it may prove to be otherwise in the long term. Students grow more accustomed to college demands over time, developing their knowledge of college studies and proficiency in completing assignments.
Students who have poor academic believe they can’t succeed in university. On the other hand, student who get 4.0 still can fell stress to constant their average every semester. Some of that, the past history can be affect to you stress level. Then, social influences can make some students feel stress. It can be stressful by fight with your roommate, feeling lonely and annoying, missing old friends, breaking up with boyfriend or girlfriend, meeting new people.
It takes a lot more than just studying to achieve a successful college career. Different stressors such as time management and social activities can all pose their own threat to a student’s academic performance. The way that academic performance is measured is through the ordinal scale of grade point average (GPA). A student’s GPA determines many things such as class rank and entrance to graduate school. Much research has been done looking at the correlation of many stress factors that college students’experience and the effects of stress on their GPA.
A lot of college freshmen students feel so much academic pressures and expectations that are more than what they had experienced in their high school life. Students, especially those who came from other places and decided to transfer in a wide universities or college schools, sometimes experience culture shock that may lead to different stresses. Students with depression may undergo different kinds of difficulties. Some may give them a lot more stress and some may let them experience so much emotion. Medium to high level of depression are the most prevalent in students and it is the main reason why academic performance is affected greatly by it.
Students who procrastinate have bad academic performance, low grades, and a “whatever” attitude when it comes to doing their school work. This is a bad habit many students have. Students can break this bad habit by changing their habits, staying more focused and staying organized. There are different types of procrastination. According to Lauren Rosetti (12), author of Procrastination Behaviors in College Students: “Procrastination is defined as the act of postponing an activity or task until another point in time which can result in not having enough time to complete the work.
University is a new start for many year one students because they will face numerous challenges in their college life. However, the stress of university life can be difficult to surmount, such as can not habituate themselves to a new environment or meet many deadlines and exams. Moreover， some freshmen can not balance their time and manage their money well. In the past time, a great number of people who suffer stress had a 43 percent rising risk of dying(McGonigal,2013). Hence, students must deal with stress properly.
At university there are many challenges the students face when they join in since it’s a new environment like what they are used to. As a student I will give some of the challenges that they face when they are in campus. Homesickness It is a common struggle as first years . It is important to remember that what often hurts about being homesick is not simply that your student is away from home, but rather that he or she hasn’t made Duke another place to call home( Duke university). Moreover, according to Leigh university they state that those who experience homesickness have an increase in depression, trouble sleeping, anxiety, difficulty to perform in school, lack of involvement in school activities, increased use of drugs.
These failures may lead to feelings of helplessness and being a disappointment to those who are invested in the student’s success. In some cases, students experience immense financial pressures especially where families have gone to great lengths to send them abroad for university studies. Some of them have to work and study at the same time to support their lives in university. This often means working at night and weekends, which can cause inadequate sleep and stress. When such students are failing in their studies, they may be suicidal when they contemplate facing their families (Forbes-Mewett & Sawyer,
Students get stressed out trying to reach their parent expectation, also family conflicts, and lack of communication and support from family leaves the students stressed out and depressed . A study conducted in a university in UAE found that the major cause of stress among university students were worries about future with the percentage of 54.2% and parental expectations with 40.1%. Relationships can be a cause of stress among students as well as social life. Financial issues is a huge problem to some students, not being able to pay university fees, and poor living is another source of stress. Being judged on your nationality or discriminated based upon your religion and race, are social factors that causes stress.