Freshman Students And Their Experience Of Stress Essay

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Freshman Students and Their Experience of Stress Attending a university after transitioning out of high school can be a stressful and challenging experience. Adapting to the new lifestyle change and structure of college can take time. For first year students, it is the time for them to get connected to the university, make new friends, and get involved on campus. Overall, the challenges of new coursework, combined with the associated new lifestyle that college brings, can be overwhelming for individuals; especially considering that freshman students usually have ambitious goals that they also want to see come to fruition. Thus, the purpose of this study is to study to examine freshman students’ feelings about their college experience, as well as how they deal with and adjust to the associated stress of being a new college student. Although there are useful research studies that have interest in what behaviors freshman students engage in and what factors lead to the undesirable behaviors or to success, there are not many studies that do not focus on the qualitative data on freshman student’s perceived stress and college experience.
A longitudinal study done by Zaleski, Levey-Thors,and Schiaffino (2010), examine freshman students to see that if factors such as social support, personal beliefs contribute for freshmen to act in risky behavior and experiencing more physical illness. The sample size was 62 female, and 33 men. A total of 95 freshmen who were the ages…

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