ERIC Number: ED170630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Student-Identified Stresses That Relate to College Life.
Johnson, Edward E.
Stress-arousing problems related to specific college student characteristics were investigated. Data were collected from 2,408 university undergraduate students during the 1977-1978 academic year, using a one-page instrument which, in addition to the students' responses, afforded information as to their class, major, campus, type of residence, age, race and sex. The following categories emerge from the data as stress-producing factors: instruction, competition, organization of time, adjustment to college, administrative problems, social adjustment, finances in college, housing and transportation. Results also indicate that campus residents have more social adjustment problems than commuters and that, among minority groups, Blacks have more adjustment problems than Hispanic or Asian students. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)