2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

College Stress: An Exploration into Stress Sources and Relief Methods
Thomas R. Boscardin
Dr. Brian J. Krylowicz, Faculty Mentor

Data from the National College Health Assessment (2007) showed that the largest reported health impediment to academic success is stress. Additionally the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey (2008) showed that over 80% of college students felt stressed over the last two weeks. In an attempt to understand the causes of and ways to mitigate the effects of stress, a survey was administered to a random sample of students at a Midwestern university. The survey evaluated the respondents overall stress level, and included variety of questions designed to gain insight into the respondents personality traits and daily lives. Significant correlations were found between stress levels and many personality factors and activities, such as level of self-efficacy, body-image, relationship status, and many others. We hope to use our findings to identify the causes of stress in colleges and provide a variety of methods for students to deal with and relieve stress.

Keywords: Stress, Surveys, Mental Health, College Stress, Counseling, Student Wellness

Topic(s):Counseling
Psychology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 3-6
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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