2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

An Evaluation of Stress among Truman Health and Exercise Science Majors
Tara K. Schuler* and Brian T. Geren
Prof. Jennifer Eldridge, Faculty Mentor

Truman students are in a unique position to experience stress due to the demands of a challenging curriculum. The purpose of this study was to assess stress in Health and Exercise Science students to determine the need for programs to reduce stress. Students completing the surveys (N=46) were questioned about environmental, interpersonal, individual, and behavioral sources of stress. Analysis of the data revealed there are different stressors for juniors versus seniors and males versus females. A majority of students (65%) felt that Truman did not have adequate resources for students dealing with stress. While this study found statistically significant trends, it is limited in its scope due to the small size of the sample and the homogeneity of the students sampled. It is believed that these findings suggest the need for further assessment of this topic and development of a program to help students in this area of their lives.

Keywords: stress, statistics, stressors

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-34
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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