Stress is an inherent part of life, particularly in the lives of college students. Generally recognized for its detrimental effects on us, this backward thinking can be attributed to the initial studies on stress. Over time, research on stress has proven fruitful, as we now know that stress may plausibly have positive effects and beneficial applications to academics. In fact, more recent studies have shown that stress follows a curvilinear relationship with performance (Westman & Eden, 2007). As such, we are now aware that optimal levels of stress can enhance learning abilities but continual stress hinders normal bodily functions by weakening the immune system (Aldwin & Greenberger, 1987).
Whether single or married, the stress of attending college often burdens relationships with family and friends. Time and flexibility to engage in social activities you once participated in become a lesser priority now with homework. This can create some friction with friends and family members that do not understand why you suddenly have disappeared off the face of the planet. Having your own family and kids while attending college can make life even more stressful. I love my family and I would not change anything about them for the world, but combined with college and work it can all become incredibly overwhelming.
As students begin to feel over pressured it begins to affect different factors of their lives such as their health and self-esteem. Therefore, while some think school is not a source of pressure on kids, others believe that they are because they focus on appearance and performance without considering the physical harm on students. Some people think schools
Stress can be characterized as a trial to homoeostasis which is the body’s sense or state of equilibrium (Waghachavare, Dhumale, Gore 2013). Stress is a mental or physical wonder shaped through one’s intellectual evaluation of the incitement and is a consequence of one’s connection with nature (Lazarus & Folkman1984). This study obligates to know the stressors that can be a factor in contributing to the stress among college students. Undergraduates particularly first year recruits are a group exposed to stress because of the different nature of college life (Towbes & Cohen 1996). According to the researcher’s FGD’s or focus group discussions, most Filipino college students are stressed because of academic difficulties, peer pressure and parental
It 's been proven that stress can be the very thing motivates a student to do better, but a surplus of anything can be too much for a single person. Too much stress and too much work can push any student to their breaking point, where they feels there 's no outlet besides giving it all
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.
Stress is an impediment to learning and academic success. As a study from 2013 conducted by five neuroscientists from the New York University indicates, the slightest amount of stress can already hinder our ability to control our emotions. Lead researcher Candace Raio, Ph.D, affirms that the stress we face everyday can affect our competence to cope with fear and anxiety. Hinton, Miyamoto, and Della-Chiesa, demonstrates the significance of positive emotions towards
Stress is part of our lives. We live with it, deal with it, and worry about it on daily basis. Our way of life, the area in which we live or economy can cause a great deal of stress. But not everyone deals with the same amount of stress and there are several factors that can impact people’s lives and cause us to have lower or higher stress levels. We can become stressed because of catastrophic life events, personal stressors and simple daily hassles.
" Much stress is inflicted through distortted thought patterns that among other characteristics, focus on negative aspect of situations, diminish our confidence in our ability to control events, and draw conclusion that are defeatist and unnecessarily self-critical". (mind, mood and memory, 2016, paragraph 4) When stress reach to a point that an individual is unable to cope with it and may end up using harmful strategies to cope with their stress. An individual might choose to limit their social outings, may start indulging themselves in behaviour of drinking alcohol or use of tobacco and drugs to temporarily get relieve from stressful situation. These behaviours in turn may lead to other social aspects of life such as low self esteem, stealing, robbing someone, start gambling and even physically hurting someone to fulfill their desire to be stress free through harmful