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.
Individuals are sensitive to such events with which they cannot cope that provoke movement toward withdrawal (422).” The over-all suggestions of the Individual Psychology model are different from the stress-diathesis model. There are alike in some ways Individual Psychology keeps that susceptibility are refundable. The reason that others wouldn’t see any progress with an individual who suffers from disorders like depression. Though differ by the thought that an infuriating stress may be essential for the expression of vulnerability, stress is closely elaborate with the person instead of the
He claims “students in honors or advanced placement classes are bombarded with the message: exquisite grades in hard courses are the key to a college acceptance”(Raskin 2). He justifies his claim by explaining how students are constantly under pressure because of that message. He also states that a person in regular courses can also be accepted to a college without having to do rigorous courses. Raskin also justified the phases that students experienced while under academic stress. He claimed “Students are pushed into a constant mood and discontent and reckless behavior because of school restricts them to an insular environment for the greater portion of their week”(Raskin 5).
However, many people say that college can lead a harder life (Adam). During college education, students tend to drop out of their career field due to the pressure and frustration. After dropping out, students have to straighten their path. Starting a new and better lifestyle include traveling, for example (The Value of Education). Education could open a new learning experience between languages and cultures so that traveling could be a qualification.
Theoretical Background This study is anchored on Folkman & Richard Lazarus’ cognitive appraisal approach. Cognitive appraisal means to focus more on psychological stress that develop to our mind and body in a build of cognitive psychology (Ciccarelli & White, 2012). Richard Lazarus defined stress as a two-way process; it involves the production of stressors by the environment, and the psychophysiological response of an individual subjected to these stressors. Every individual has its own way of perceiving stressful events base on the cognitive appraisal. When a person appraise the stressful events as a threat or a harmful feelings towards a situation, negative emotions may arise, that inhibit the person’s ability to cope with the treat that lead to a psychophysiological reactions to stress (Rathus, 2013).
As a college student, these struggles often become more apparent as one progresses throughout their program of study. Financial difficulties, motivation and time management are issues that seem to plague college students everywhere; myself being one of them. These issues are significant and need to be addressed immediately to avoid further complications; which in the end, will help make the future much less frustrating. Mainly,
Drug and alcohol use play role in this issue and contribute to the problem as most of the time the victim and perpetrators are under the effect of alcohol or any other drug during the incident. It looks scary how vulnerable the survivor can be at the time of assault. However, as long as the matter of violence is associated, the students at college campuses are safer than their non-college mates. Some training and education has been administrated to the students for awareness about the violence and sexual assaults. Even, with increased training and education, most of the college campuses have much longer way to go for decreasing the intensity and number of assaults and the incidents have immense negative impact on the society and people around us.
College students have a great amount of activities going on in their life: work, homework, exams, family, friends, and sports. Parents can help push their kid to be the best they are capable of being, sometimes everyone needs a push in life to get the wheels turning the right direction. Some college students are fortunate enough to get an academic scholarship or specific scholarships. Not all students are that fortunate enough to pay for the college experience. We know that college can be an expensive bill to pay, that is why parents may feel that they should help their child with the debts, but these parents should have the right to know what classes their children are taking because students may begin to not attend class, may be doing poorly, and they should not have to pay for their lack of work unknowing of their success.
Results for comparison of behaviors were done through multi-level analysis of the variables showed the presence of a strong connection between prescriptive and social control. It was seen that mode deviant behaviors elicited the showing of social control by participants. Regression of descriptive and prescriptive norms showed a connection between them that concluded that more common behaviors are seen to be less deviant. In regards to hypothesis 3, descriptive norms did have a relationship with social control however the relationship disappeared in the presence of prescriptive norms. Although data is correlational, a causal relationship cannot be confirmed.
If a person is more temperamental, they may react to a stressful event more dramatically than a person who is laid back. There are two personality types: “Type A” and “Type B”.“People with "Type A" personalities, for example, are rushed, ambitious, time-conscious and driven. Studies suggest these traits, if not properly managed, can create stress-related illnesses. In contrast, the "Type B" personality is a much more relaxed, less time-conscious and driven person. Type B personalities are able to view things more adaptively.