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Stress faced by Undergraduates

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This page uncovers the types of stress faced by undergraduates and examine how they cope with the stress.

'Stress' is defined as a feeling of emotional or physical tension (A.D.A.M, 2020), whereas 'undergraduate' is a university student who is studying for his or her first degree ('Undergraduate', n.d.). Description. Impact of Stress on Students in Secondary School or Higher Education. Methods A single author (MP) searched PubMed and Google Scholar for peer-reviewed articles published at any time in English.

Impact of Stress on Students in Secondary School or Higher Education

Academic Stress and its Sources Among University Students. Reddy K.

Academic Stress and its Sources Among University Students

J, Menon K. R, Thattil A. Academic Stress and its Sources Among University Students. Biomed Pharmacol J 2018;11(1). Manuscript received on :February 05, 2018Manuscript accepted on :March 13, 2018Published online on: -- Plagiarism Check: Yes How to Citeclose | Publication Historyclose Views: (Visited 87,250 times, 41 visits today) PDF Downloads: 10578 Academic Stress and its Sources Among University Students K. . , Karishma Rajan Menon and AnjanaThattil Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bengaluru – 560 029, India. Corresponding Author E-mail: Stress and Academic Achievement among Undergraduate Students in Universiti Putra Malaysia. Academic Stress Among Undergraduate Students. Description. More teens in Singapore seeking help at IMH for school stress.

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - More teenagers from top schools are seeking help at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for school-related stress.

More teens in Singapore seeking help at IMH for school stress

IMH said that stress-related, anxiety and depressive disorders are common conditions seen at its Child Guidance Clinics, which treat children aged six to 18. The clinics saw an average of about 2,400 new cases every year from 2012 to 2017. Since IMH does not track the causes of the disorders, it does not have statistics on cases related to school stress. However, Dr Lim Choon Guan, senior consultant and deputy chief of IMH's department of developmental psychiatry, said: "Over the past few years, I have seen more teenagers in our clinic who are from top schools and report experiencing school-related stress. " Replying to The New Paper's queries, Dr Lim said this trend does not necessarily mean more youth are feeling stressed about their studies but suggests they are more willing to seek help.

This may lead them to have unrealistic expectations. Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study. Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them.

Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study

An international study suggests that Singapore students, known worldwide for academic excellence, also experience high levels of anxiety and have been exposed to bullying. The findings emerged in a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which conducts the triennial tests called the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa). The study polled 540,000 students from 72 countries and economies to look at the connection between well-being and achievement in the Pisa tests. One question that the 5,825 Singapore students who were polled did not have to answer was on how satisfied they were with life, but their responses to the other questions revealed that most were anxious about tests and grades.

It emerged that their anxiety levels were significantly higher than the OECD average for all five questions. Too much, too young: Singapore schoolchildren's struggles with stress. Schoolchildren are paying a heavy price for Singapore's success in global education rankings, with rising numbers seeking psychiatric help as they struggle to cope with the relentless pressure for academic excellence.

Too much, too young: Singapore schoolchildren's struggles with stress

Children are reporting symptoms of anxiety and stress related to school as early as primary school, experts warn, and there have been extreme cases where pupils have been driven to suicide. Youths often face long days at school, hours of homework, and are then pushed by parents to have private tuition, which is having an impact on mental well-being - a recent report found that overall the city's pupils reported higher levels of anxiety than average. Now, in a bid to reduce stress in its schools, Singapore is embarking upon reforms that will scrap some academic tests, and change the rigid streaming process. "We have to balance the joy of learning and the rigour of education," Ong Ye, education minister said, as he announced some of the changes in parliament earlier this year. Stressful Singapore Schools.

Academic Stress

Social stress. Restlessness. Feelings of sadness or depression. Feelings of being overwhelmed. Headache and stomachache. Sleep issues. Easily irritable. Poor concentration and memory. Exercise. Breathing. Eat healthily. Organise a schedule. Sleep. Talk about it with someone. Listen to music. Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Everybody has it, and everybody talks about it, but nobody really knows what stress is.

Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

WHY? It is because stress means different thing for each of us, and is also different for each of us. Manage your stress and become more productive rather than self-destructive. Stress is a part of modern living. It is unavoidable. Stress serves a purpose when it provides us with the motivation to scale new challenges or overcome difficulties. Prevalence Anybody who experiences changes in his or her life i.e., practically everybody.

Stress can occur anytime. Symptoms / What to expect Physical: Aches & painsHeadachesFatigue/LethargyPalpitationStomach upsetsDizzinessSexual Dysfunction Emotional: Anxious/WorryTensedIrritable/JumpyDepressed/MoodyFeeling overwhelmedRestless Cognitive: ForgetfulnessPoor concentrationMental blockDifficulty in organizing & making decisions Behavioural: Sleep problemsCryingPoor appetiteFalling ill- cold, coughsWithdrawalSmoking/Drinking excessively Causes. Your school counsellor. Coping with Stress. How stress affects your body. 8 Important Signs That Your Body Is Very Stressed. Managing Stress - Brainsmart - BBC.

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