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ERIC Number: EJ1147205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Student Time Usage during Fall Reading Week
Cramer, Ken; Pschibul, Rebecca
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v10 p155-162 2017
The present study investigated the time usage and levels of perceived stress, academic workload, and recreation time for 177 students at the University of Windsor before, during, and after Fall Reading Week (FRW). Over a three-week span (at various times of the day), students received a message to their smartphone to complete a 20-second survey that collected information related to their present activity and perceived levels of stress, academic workload, and recreation. Results showed that student stress following the break was higher: (a) with more stress (but less workload) before FRW, (b) more stress experienced during FRW, (c) more workload following FRW, and (d) more time in recreation during FRW. Implications for student counselling are outlined, encouraging students to seek a balance in their time usage and management. Several future directions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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