ERIC Number: ED425031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
TAMIU College Student Survey, November 1997.
Coppock, Marjorie L.
In fall 1997, students in a Social Science Research Methods class developed and administered a survey questionnaire to assess the degree of stress experienced by students at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). Located in Laredo, TAMIU serves communities along the Texas-Mexico border. The student body includes many older students who work, who have families, and who are the first in their families to attend college. The survey questionnaire was completed by 301 students, primarily full-time juniors and seniors. Respondents had an average age of 26, two-thirds were female, and 92 percent were Hispanic. About half of respondents felt overwhelmed during their freshman year, and 39 percent continued to feel overwhelmed. Over half found it hard to balance their responsibilities, 69 percent had more to do than they could get done, and 92 percent thought the university should have a counseling center. Over 60 percent did not exercise regularly, eat balanced meals, or get enough sleep. Open-ended questions addressed awareness and use of university health, counseling, and financial services; student influence on faculty and administrative decisions; and university conditions that contribute to student stress. This paper includes the survey questionnaire, response data, and general information on TAMIU. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A & M International Univ., Laredo.