Students Adapting to University Life: Stressors and Coping Strategies
Keywords:stressors, supportive communication, self-punishment
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to clarify what is stress and why itâ€™s important (particularly with respect to its effect on college going students) as well as identify the factors responsible for the same and the coping strategies.
Design/ Methodology: This paper is based on a review of the academic and popular stress management literature. Primary data is being used for identifying the stressors of Indian students who have recently joined a P.G. course.
Findings: Stress management is an important concept for the college going males and females. It stems in part from the widely shared belief that the youngsters of today are the future of tomorrow. They shall take organizations to competitive advantage; an essential asset that is becoming highly stressed. The benefits of implementing stress management exercises/techniques include healthy youth with n number of ideas, full ofÂ energy and enthusiasm. These outcomes in turn are associated with improved performance of the organizations.
Practical Implications: We have a big pool of youngsters joining colleges for higher studies.Â They are the future of tomorrow. If they remain highly stressed then it has a great impact on their performance and state of mind. In order to increase learning , sharpen their skills and improve performance it is necessary to decrease their level of stress and tell them about the coping strategies.
Originality/value: This paper would be of value to anyone seeking to better understand stress management or to improve student performance in colleges by coping with stress.
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