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ERIC Number: EJ813301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
An Assessment of Stress Experienced by Students in a Prepharmacy Curriculum
Canales-Gonzales, Patricia L.; Kranz, Peter L.; Granberry, Mark; Tanguma, Jesus
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n1 p17-23 Mar 2008
This study evaluated stress levels experienced by students in a prepharmacy curriculum. A survey was used to evaluate perceived levels of stress, factors that contribute to stress, and mechanisms used to cope with stress. Participants were first year students enrolled in a Cooperative Pharmacy Program. Data were collected using an individual interview that consisted of both a demographic and stress questionnaire. The questionnaire included items regarding perceived stress levels and methods used to reduce stress, factors that contribute to stress, and level of support from family, friends, and faculty. Students rated stress to be average or above average; yet only 60% reported using some form of active approach to stress reduction. In addition, 50% reported no awareness of campus resources to help reduce stress levels. Students may benefit from programs that teach coping strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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