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ERIC Number: ED208278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Stress Correlates and Academic Achievement.
Bentley, Donna Anderson; And Others
An ongoing concern for educators is the identification of factors that contribute to or are associated with academic achievement; one such group of variables that has received little attention are those involving stress. The relationship between perceived sources of stress and academic achievement was examined to determine if reactions to stress and methods of coping with stress were related to academic achievement. Freshman and sophomore junior college students completed Form III of the Floyd-Steyert Life Stress Inventory to measure three categories of stress self-report: sources of stress, emotional and physiological responses to stress, and methods chosen to cope with or adapt to stress. Several sources of stress (physical handicaps, chronic illness, in-laws, financial assistance, parents, living arrangements, irrelevant courses, instructors, academic advisement), responses to stress (dry throat, diarrhea, aggravation, back pains, fatigue), and methods of coping (running away, hobbies, drinking) appeared to affect academic achievement. Results suggest that perceived stress is related to academic achievement. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A