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ERIC Number: ED192210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Tedium in College.
Pines, Ayala; Kafry, Ditsa
Stress is a major sphere of influence on students that acts as the "invisible curriculum," and affects their reaction and adjustment to the whole college experience. There is a need to obtain systematic data about college students' experience of tedium, a particular form of stress, defined as the experience of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion created by daily grinding, steady, continuous pressures and unending struggles to achieve unattainable goals. In order to compare students and professionals in terms of their tedium and to investigate various life and work features as tedium correlates, 84 undergraduates and 205 professionals completed a 21-item questionnaire. College students were found to experience more tedium than professionals. They also perceived their school work as more stressful and lacking in rewards relative to the way professionals perceive their work experience. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boredom
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (60th, Honolulu, HI, May 5-9, 1980).