Student’s name Professor’s name Course Date Stress Introduction Stress is the state of an emotional, physical, and mental response of a person due to adverse circumstances in a particular stimulus. It differs from one person to another. It depends on the personality and age of a person. It is worth noting that people tend to experience danger either in real life or imaginations. Hence, stress comes when the body tries to respond to such threats.
Stress can be defined in several definitions. According to Pinel (2003), stress is a physiological response to become aware of threat that happen around some people. However, in other terms, it is defined as a reaction of a body that requires a physical, emotional adjustment, or mental response (Kumar & Bhukar, 2013). Accoring to Salam, Yousuf, Bakar and Haque (2013) medical students face higher stress level than other faculty students. Regarding to Sathya Devi and Shaj Mohan (2015), stress arises when the combination of internal and external pressures exceeds the individual’s resources to cope with their situation.
People will experience stress from work, school, family, relationships, health and past events. According to the House Dictionary published by Oxford University Press means the restless, anxious, and tense because of mental and physical stress. Therefore, a lot of people feeling restless and anxious faces are victims of stress. This is the main contributor to lead the students in higher education because they are exposed to stressful life style changes from secondary to tertiary level. According to a study conducted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2007, based on these studies and surveys carried out
Stress can affect people of all ages, genders and circumstances and can lead to both physical and psychological health issues. Stress is any uncomfortable emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical effects, physiological effects, cognitive effects, and behavioural effects that might influence health (Baum 1990; Steptoe and Ayers, 2005; Taylor, 2006). These predictable effects on the body depend on how an individual appraise an event, thus, the way an individual perceive an event contribute significantly towards the determination of whether an event is stressful or not and also a determinant of the level of susceptibility to stress-related diseases (Lupien et al., 2009; McEwen, 2009). Generally, events appraised as stressful include; salient events, event overload, ambiguous event and uncontrollable events (Foreshaw, 2006; Steptoe and Ayers, 2005). Stressful events are termed as stressors: a stressor is any real or perceived physical, social, or psychological event or stimulus that causes our bodies to react or respond (Glanz & Schwartz, 2008).
Data were displayed showing the total ranges of the ratings, medians, means, and standard deviations for each of the categories. These data provide additional information that was not reported previously. From the data, one notes that the Self-imposed category (which included stressors one imposes on self) was the most stressful among the stressors categories. The Physiological category (which includes emotional and behavioral reactions) involved the most common reactions to stressors. In providing these additional data on the SSI, there should be a better understanding of how the SSI was constructed, and how it can be used in future research
The nature of clinical education presents challenges that may cause students to experience stress. Moreover, the practical components of the program which is important in preparing students to develop into professional nurse role by its nature have made the programme even more stressful than other programmes. The various factors associated with stress among nursing students: 1. Environmental factors: Perceived stress due to change in living environment, inadequate telephone facilities, inadequate provision of safety and security in the world, inadequate facility of canteen/mess, lack of recreational facilities. 2.
These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if there is no way out for extra energy and strength. Firstly, we need to know what mean the term of stress. According to oxford dictionary, stress mean a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. It is mean, stress will occur when there is any adjustment you have to make in your life such as work overload or a nagging boss, computer problems or time deadlines, downsizing and mergers, accelerating rates of change and world event.
Finally, stress can be an unknown body reaction to a demand that lead to pressure or stress in reaction or response conditions. In other word, as mentioned, different response of stress in different people and conditions are different. (Caplan & Jones, 1975)Therefore, the question is if stress is an individual response or a social factor that lead to some psychological responses. Occupational stress inadvertently consequences low organizational performance (Elovainio et al. 2002), Job stress although has belittling impact on any organization and individual’s performance but can shape dire consequences when related to health care.
Several students have too much on their plate, including academic and extracurricular activities, not giving them enough free time to rest. Tom Loveless of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution believes that full schedules can stress a child’s brain and have a negative effect on their ability to learn. The stated reasons affect the student’s overall health. Negative stress, meaning uncontrolled or too much stress, can cause headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, depression, anxiety, and may worsen specific sicknesses or
The situation becomes even tenser when children are involved, especially the ones who are dependent on parental resources like financial and emotional care. A correlational based study investigating the relationship between age, marital status and the way stress is perceived, conducted by PološkiVokić (2008) revealed that marital status was among other affective factors on the perception of stress. To be more precise, married instructors suffered from higher level of occupational