ERIC Number: ED333253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
A Survey of Married Graduate Students on Sources of Stress and Their Needs for Intervention.
Nedleman, Mark D.
The pursuit of graduate studies can involve a substantial amount of personal effort, especially for married graduate students having to balance the demands of work and parenting, as well as a relationship with their spouse. This study was conducted to examine the amount of stress felt by married graduate students and to determine what student support services these students consider helpful. Differences by gender, ethnicity, parental status (with or without children), and employment status (working or not working) were explored for 84 graduate students in the School of Education at California State University. The results revealed that the greatest stress faced by the respondents was in their relationship with their spouse, followed by work/financial, parenting, recreation/leisure, and institutional support. While both genders reported the most stress from their relationship with their spouse, males reported least stress in the recreation/leisure category while females reported the least stress from parenting duties. The respondents appeared to have little time for interventions or other services. Results of chi square analysis revealed no significant differences in either gender or ethnic groups in terms of stress and institutional student support categories. Collapsed scores of the institutional student support service domains revealed disinterest on the part of the respondents. Survey forms are appended. (42 references) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. thesis, California State University, Northridge.