2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Causes of Stress and Coping Methods Among College Students

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Marissa Burch, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

First-Year Studies

Location

Lillard 044

Abstract

This research analyzed stress among college students and helped determine common stressors and coping strategies. Surveys regarding stressors and coping methods were distributed to students (N=22). Five follow-up interviews were conducted and participants were asked about coping methods as well as the impact stress had on their health. The most common stressor was coursework load. It was found that most students had severe impact of stress on their health and most students cope by ignoring stressors and by talking through problems with peers. This study addressed the Social Emotional Learning aspect of understanding others’ behavior and maintaining emotional homeostasis as an individual.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2019 2:15 PM

Panel

Knowing Yourself and Others: Social Emotional Learning at Lake Forest College

Panel Moderator

Scott Edgar

Field of Study for Presentation

Education, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:15 PM

Causes of Stress and Coping Methods Among College Students

Lillard 044

This research analyzed stress among college students and helped determine common stressors and coping strategies. Surveys regarding stressors and coping methods were distributed to students (N=22). Five follow-up interviews were conducted and participants were asked about coping methods as well as the impact stress had on their health. The most common stressor was coursework load. It was found that most students had severe impact of stress on their health and most students cope by ignoring stressors and by talking through problems with peers. This study addressed the Social Emotional Learning aspect of understanding others’ behavior and maintaining emotional homeostasis as an individual.