Stress and the College Student
Stress is one of the most deadly foes that we face on a day to day basis. Most college students are at the age (18 - 24) of the highest reported amount of stress duingHow stressed are you and how well do you cope with it? Below you will find articles, web sites and other resources discussing stress
The American Institute of Stress
Here is a link to the AIS's page on the signs and symptoms of stress. HIt home and investigate this great information web site.http://www.stress.org/topic-effects.htm
College Undergraduate Stress Scale
Renner and Madkin report scores ranging from 182 to 2571 with a mean of 1247 for 12,000 college students in the eastern United States. Your score, how high it is or low it is compared to the mean, will give you and idea of how stressed you are compared to those in the study. Take the test below and see what you score.
Susceptibility to Stress Survey
Add the numbers placed in front of the 21 items (you will have to decide what to rate answers between 0 and 5), then subtract 21 from your total score. Any total over 32 indicates you are susceptible to stress. A total score between 52 and 77 suggests serious susceptibility. A score greater than 77 means you have extreme susceptibility to stress. Take the survey below and see how you rate.
HOLMES-RAHE LIFE STRESS INVENTORY
Here is a link for an inventory that is geared more toward non-trad students. Take the inventory based on your life over the last 12 months (not 24 as the instructions say). When you are finished hit "calculate the results and you will see your score and your susceptibility to stress related illness.