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ERIC Number: ED256278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Stress on the College Campus.
Gill, Wanda E.
A Stress Test designed to help college students increase awareness of stress and ways they deal with it is presented, along with suggestions to reduce stress. The stress test was presented at a workshop by George Washington University graduate students. The test's four scales measure ways that students cope with stress and the student's vulnerability to: stress from being frustrated or inhibited; having too much to do; and the presence of compulsive, time urgent, and excessively aggressive behavioral traits. The test involves a point system that gives respondents an idea of stress levels and the relative desirability of their coping strategies. The use of biodots, relaxation, and exercise to reduce stress is also briefly discussed. Biodots are dots connected to electrodes and finger tips to show stress level based on color codes. The student can be trained to relax and can watch the biodots change color and learn to monitor the body's signals of stress. Students can also learn to relax through muscle tightening and relaxation exercise, as well as by walking, swimming, and other exercise. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A