2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

Relation of Generational Status, Race, and Stress among College Students
Laura Corona Rios
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to examine differences in stress levels, sources of stress, and coping strategies between first generation and continuing generation college students, and between African-American and Caucasian students. Truman State University students (n = 100) completed three scales. No significant differences were found between first generation and continuing generation students. African-American students reported significantly higher levels of stress, overall and within the four categories of stressors, and higher usage of two out of the five coping strategies, which were blaming themselves and avoidance.

Keywords: stress levels, coping strategies, sources of stress, blaming themselves, avoidance, first generation, African-American , Caucasian


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 42-3
Location: VH 1010
Time: 1:45

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