Undoubtedly, as the study intent, effects of stress observed on college students, presents a multidimensional, complex and wide ranging event. Thus, to obtain a specific direction and understand the effects caused by stress on college students, the discussion henceforth emphasizes three themes; viz. (i) Physical and Psychological effects caused by stress among college students, (ii) Unhealthy habits in effect of stress on college students, and (iii) Increased drop-out rates as effects of stress on college students.
Scholars have often argued sleep disorders, and psychological effects such as anxiety and negative mood fluctuations as associated with education stress among college students. Assessing the same notion through a quantitative model, findings obtained by Wong, Lau, Wan, Cheung, Hui & MOK (2013), revealed a higher scale of daytime sleepiness, depression or negative anxiety and reduced self-esteem interlinked with the academic functioning of the college students. This particular inference was justified in the study made by Elhai, Miller, Ford, Biehn, Palmieri & Frueh (2012), demonstrating greater rates of physical and psychological impairments among college students in terms of negatively reactivity, avoidance, negative cognitive alterations and hyper-arousal among others (refer to table 1 in appendix). Nonetheless, stress is found to be perceived by the students, which further results into anxiety and sleeping disorders among them, further causing physical health deterioration (Duan, Ho, Siu, Li & Zhang, 2015).
In contrast, however, Wong et al. (2013) depicted an interlinkage between the factors stated; the relationship tested was more inclined towards testing the psychological effects on the educational merits of the students and not the vice-versa. A rather more insightful explanation was provided by Read, Ouimette, White, Colder & Farrow (2011), wherein the study revealed a strong association of posttraumatic ...Show more