ERIC Number: ED279917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Students and Faculty for Stress Management.
Benjamin, Libby; Walz, Garry R.
This monograph was written to enhance the college or university faculty member's understanding of stress as it impacts upon both students and faculty, and to help faculty members cope with the stressors in their own lives and intervene with students to reduce stress. Stress is defined and sources of distress are identified. Research is cited which examines sources of faculty or counselor stress. Issues such as time, money, reputation, significance, and concerns for the future are considered. Burnout, a distinctive kind of job-related stress, is examined as it relates to college and university personnel. Factors in the academic environment which contribute to stress and may lead to burnout are identified within the categories of role dynamics, responsibility, occupation, job satisfaction, career paths, and the organization. Research exploring sources of student distress are also reviewed and contributors to student stress are outlined within the categories of instruction, competition, organization of time, adjustment to college, administrative problems, social adjustment, finance, housing, and transportation. Four preventive strategies and five combative strategies to help faculty members cope with stress are presented and six behaviors for faculty members to use in helping students handle stress are suggested. (NB)
Descriptors: Burnout, College Faculty, College Students, Counseling, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Student Adjustment, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Work Environment
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.