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ERIC Number: EJ876527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Heart Rate and Stress in a College Setting
Elwess, Nancy L.; Vogt, F. Daniel
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v31 n4 p20-23 Dec 2005
Conditions producing stress are present in all colleges and universities. In this paper we report on an investigation utilizing heart rate as an indicator of stress in students when participating in activities encountered in a college classroom or laboratory. The activities included presenting an oral report, taking an exam, and participating in a competitive laboratory exercise. Increased change in heart rate was observed in students participating in these activities. These heart rate responses provide some insight into the factors in the classroom, which produce stress in our students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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