ERIC Number: ED192230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Stress Management Techniques for Graduate Students: Cognitive Coping, Problem-Solving and Time Management.
Kolko, David J.
The application of stress management techniques to highly specialized populations and disorders has become an increasingly important clinical endeavor in recent years. Curiously, however, individuals undergoing one of the most stress-laden experiences, graduate school, have rarely been the focus of such efforts. There are three major forms of therapeutic intervention, namely, cognitive-coping, problem-solving, and time management, which may assist students in coping with the stressors imposed by a graduate school career. Intervention strategies which use cognitive processes in evaluating stressful situations include rational emotive therapy, systematic rational restructuring, and self-statement modification. Problem-solving incorporates generating alternatives, making decisions about the alternatives, and verifying the chosen alternatives. Time management offers some general guidelines to help boost individual productivity by: (1) improving efficiency through basic self-management; (2) determining individual strengths and weaknesses; (3) planning work; (4) assessing progress; and (5) analyzing failures and learning from mistakes. These procedures and techniques can be employed on a self-management basis to facilitate adjustment to the graduate school environment. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (26th, Washington, DC, March 26-29, 1980).