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Educational Psychology

College students

2018

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Assessment Of Stress Related Issues And Coping Mechanisms Among College Students, Emeka Okoro Jan 2018

Assessment Of Stress Related Issues And Coping Mechanisms Among College Students, Emeka Okoro

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The purpose of this research was to identify frequency of stressors and evaluate current levels of stress of undergraduate students. This study also analyzed and identified coping strategies implemented by college students. Two surveys were used in this study. The University Stress Scale developed by Stallman (2009) was used to identify perceived stressors and measure stress levels of participants. Brief Cope Inventory developed by Carver (1997) was used to assess coping strategies.

SPSS was used for data analysis and computation of scores. Academic/coursework demands was the highest perceived stressor among sampled undergraduates. Procrastination, study/life balance, finances and money ...