Academic Stress: Academic stress among students have long been researched on, and researchers have identified stressors as too many assignments, competitions with other students, failures and poor relationships with other students or lecturers (Fairbrother & Warn, 2003). Academic stressors include the student 's perception of the extensive knowledge base required and the perception of an inadequate time to develop it (Carveth et al, 1996). Students report experiencing academic stress at predictable times each semester with the greatest sources of academic stress resulting from taking and studying for exams, grade competition, and the large amount of content to master in a small amount of time (Abouserie, 1994). When stress is perceived negatively
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.
Lurie then talks about Yale’s extreme and intense environment when it comes to academics, and a person’s growth socially and professionally. And even saying that “many articles have proposed that colleges today are particularly stressful given to the pressure to flawlessly balance schoolwork, extracurricular, jobs, and social activities” (par.12). Lurie argues that despite believing that stress in college is an issue, that the “culture of silence” is the biggest problem. She explains that colleges need to “prioritize the mental health of their students by making changes at a higher level” (par.17). She explains that colleges should allow older students to give their stories to incoming freshmen.
Underclassmen tend to be immature and less centered on their studies because they are in a transitional phase between being a child and learning to become a young adult. High School begins the process of responsibility into adulthood that leads them to becoming an active member of society. As the years go by the
“ academic cheating is caused by many reasons: parental pressures, teacher pressure, and poor time management”(Sarita 793). academic cheating is far more greater than the student. Parent and teacher pressure can influence even more than the students time management, most students are academic athletes leading to the pressure to keep the academics up and the skills needed for a sport. Time management is already an issue for student athletes with included parent and teacher stress. Even though academic cheating is looked down upon most students including student athletes have an idea that
These chemicals have varied effects, like negative or positive outcomes. What matters most is how a person deals with the situation (Le Fevre, M., Matheny, J., & Kolt, G. S.2003). There are many aspects of life which can become external stress. Example, when students are stressed due to high pressure from study, classmates
School is a difficult time for both teenagers and their parents. For adults, it is the time when they worry about how their child (or children) succeeds in studying, socializing, Bullying has a negative effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits the ability to learn, and leads to other antisocial behavior. Other detrimental effects of bullying include impact on school safety, student engagement, and the overall school
The Burns Survey: A measure of Academic Anxiety College students are swamped with work and constantly under intense pressure to perform at their best. The hypothetical construct that this survey will be measuring is academic anxiety in a college setting. It’s important to create a measurement scale to gage the levels of academic anxiety students are burdened with.
CRIME OR CHILDISH ACTION? Adolescence years which are the most important times of someone 's life are about self-awareness, searching for a new identity, formation of personality and not only physical but also mental changes and it can be affected by anything. Along with changing hormones and environment where student lives or is exposed to, there may be observed violent behaviors and/or bullying actions. Bullying can have different connotation for different people but as a dictionary definition, it means abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful ( Marriam-Webstar Dictionary). Among the students, especially in the high schools, bullying is some kind of power-seeking and it is a common behavior.
There is no doubt that schools and school districts are under a lot of stress to remain off of school improvement. With the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and various state initiatives, school districts across the nation feel as though they are under the gun to meet AMO, increase test scores, promote student engagement, make sure that students are college or career ready, etc. The pressure is high, and schools feel as though they are under fire not only by government, but the community and education circles, as well. School districts are constantly looking ways to improve student achievement, boost test scores and ensure that, when students graduate, they are college or career ready.
Students who are habitually absent are more likely to participate in risk-taking behaviors such as substance abuse, violence, and delinquency (Kearney & Graczyk, 2013). These students are also at a higher risk for suicide attempt, teen pregnancy, and injury or illness (Kearney & Graczyk, 2013). Adolescents who miss large amounts of school are more likely to drop out of high school compared to their peers who attend school regularly (Kearney & Graczyk, 2013). Students who have high rates of attendance consistently score higher on achievement tests compared to their chronically absent peers (Epstein & Sheldon, 2002). Long-term effects of chronic absenteeism include low socioeconomic status in adulthood, social and emotional difficulties, and psychiatric disorders (Kearney & Graczyk, 2013).
According to the 2013 National College Health Assessment study, almost half of students surveyed stated they felt overwhelmed with anxiety in the last year (Novotney, 2014). These numbers continue to rise among high school students and college students around the country. It’s no question why the percentage of Adderall use among college students is also rising. Adderall is a drug commonly prescribed to treat ADHD and its symptoms; however, its use among students without the ailment is rising. The drug heightens students’ motivation, focus, and concentration (Student Health, 2016).
Teens today are fighting a losing battle against stress. Schools pressure teens into competing in tests and even when applying to colleges. According to Noelle Leonard, PhD, a senior research scientist at the New York University college of Nursing "School, homework, extracurricular activities, sleep, repeat—that's what it can be for some of these students." Pressure from parents who expect too much, struggling with school work, applying to colleges, and participating in extracurricular activities all contribute to a teenager’s stress level. More than 27% of teens during the school year claim that they deal with “extreme stress” (Jayson Sharon, USA Today) that can affect everyday living for them, along with a majority of other stressors.