According to Britz & Pappas (1), stress reduces stress by elevating students’ moods while releasing tension. Exercise can reduce academic stress because it increases students’ concentration in class. This enables them to understand the concepts taught in class (Britz & Pappas 1). Studies also reveal that physical activities help in increasing the level of endorphins. These chemical reduce stress by making one acquire enough sleep. Some students have stress because they do not get enough sleep. The chemical is usually referred to as the natural pain killer (Sharma & Kauts 40).
The independent variable in this study is exercise. Students who will participate in the research will be exercising for 45 minutes daily at the same time. Dependent variables in this study are the levels of stress and the hours of sleep students get after exercising. Stress level will be measured using the Perceived Stress Scale.
A suitable data collection method for this study will be survey. Survey is the best method to collect information about individuals. It is one of the commonly used methods used in psychological studies. Participants will be required to give self-report on the surveys. This method is also effective because it allows one to collect a lot of information within a short time. In addition, it is a cheaper way of collecting information. It is also easier to create and administer it compared to other data collection methods.
One way to ensure validity is to make the survey questions clear and short to make the respondents understand them. Asking questions in unbiased way will also increase the validly of the data. Biased questions can influence the results because they lead respondents to a particular answer.
b. Students can assure no harm by engaging in safe physical exercises. This can be done by seeking professional help before engaging in the exercises. In addition, students could be