Ouantitaive Research: Stress Among College Students

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Through personal experience, we each found that students who were in college are likely to report feeling stress. We tend to find a significant difference between college students with jobs and college students without jobs. Based on prior knowledge, we know that acute stress can be related to small daily hassles, while chronic stress takes place when several environmental stressors continue to be a worry for a long period of time, like finances and schoolwork. Emotional stress, such as anxiety, is also connected to academic stress. Students who work are exposed to more occurrences of stress. For all of the reasons listed previously, we hope to see that our study will yield to our prediction, that students with jobs will report …show more content…
The data gathered from the surveys and interviews will be displayed in a graph that will illustrate the results of our findings.
Overall, our group felt that surveys and interviews were the best approach to gather data for our quantitative research project. Based on the results of the surveys and responses of the interviews, we were able to determine how working college students' grades were affected negatively or positively.
From findings of our survey, we found that full-time employment may cause students to drop out of school, but that part-time is more encouraging to students to remain in school. Work is becoming increasingly common among students. Although employment generally harms persistence rates, the effects more so depend on hours of work and the degree to which employment removes the student from the campus community. For example, part-time employment work appears to have little negative effect on students' GPA and it some cases it may have a positive effect. Students similarly generally perceive that limited work does not have a negative effect on their academics.
Full-time work on the other hand, does appear to have a negative effect on students' academic performance. Therefore, it is a concern that full-time work among full-time college students may be cautious to find other ways of financing college so they can complete their degrees, maintain their academic performance and
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