Today, there are many pressures in human life. Pressures of work, school, family, and having too much pressure will make people stress. For many people, living with stress is a way of life, now. Melinda Smith, Robert Segal, and Jeanne Segal (2014) argue that stress is normal physical response which occurs when people danger, feel threatened or lose the balance – whether it’s real or imagined. This reason is the body’s way of protecting people. In the short time and with small dose, stress helps people concentrated, energetic, face with challenges, warn and also giving extra strength in emergence. However, exceeding a certain point, stress becomes harmful and dangerous to health, mood, relationships and quality of life. Furthermore, according to Bernard Seal (1998) stress can cause the illness not only direct ways but on also mediate ways. Beyond a certain unit, stress makes people more sensitive to be illness and heart diseases, the body’s immune system tend to decrease the diseases – fighting effectiveness, so people are be illness easier. Also, stress brings illness in indirect ways by impact people’s mood and behaviors. This is because while people under stress, they may be change the daily habit that lead to dangerous to their health. Moreover, stress can cause physical pains or aches, but in this case people often think that they “sick” and use medicine to solve.
Through the time, instead of dealing the stressful situations, they really fall sick. For all the result above, it is necessary to notice when stress is overcharge. In general, the signs and symptoms of overload stress can be anything because everybody goes through stress differently, and depending on many factor, each person can suffer stress with different level, but it can classify stress’s symptoms to four form that are emotional symptoms, cognitive symptoms, physical symptoms, and behavioral symptoms. In addition, there are many factors impact, and cause stress for human in modern life. Melinda Smith, Robert Segal, and Jeanne Segal (2014) indicated five ones that influence people’s stress tolerance level which are the support network, the sense of control, attitude and outlook, the ability to deal with emotions, and the knowledge and preparation. These five factors can improve the capacious endurance of stress or make stress serious. Moreover, stress may be caused by external factors or can also be self-generated. The external causes due to outside factors effect while internal causes due to the ways people thinking, worry, optimistic or pessimistic. With student, stress is also popular disease in studying.
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James Archer (2003) argue that although the college experience can be idealized by parents and teachers, it is fact that this period is stressful and frustrating with student who are attending in college because of the competition for grades, relationships, career choice, and many other troubles of the college environment. Also, four primary sources of stress are the environment, physiological conditions, thoughts, and social stressors. Whether stress creates too bad effect to people or not, it can become disadvantage, so it is necessary to solve and reduce stress in life. “Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems” (Melinda Smith, Robert Segal, and Jeanne Segal, 2014) and people can cope with the symptoms of stress by strengthening their physical health with four ways that are setting aside relaxation time, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep.
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Besides, James Archer (2003) advices that in order to manage stress, students should develop a balanced lifestyle because of having a poor healthy limited ability to face the stress events. Besides, it is necessary to gain perspective by discussing problems with close-friend in order to leave out of the narrow views and have a positive outlook, so that students have the sense of control. In addition, students can attend a course or learning specific relaxation technique such as meditation, self-hypnosis, or practice “thought stopping techniques” and learn to use positive self-talk to cope with stress.. Furthermore, the lack of enthusiasm and interest or feeling no goal, no purpose about what they are learning and doing can cause stress. In this case, students usually feel unsatisfactory in mentally. For the result, finding out the values and deciding what students really want to do is very important.
Nowadays, stress is a popular in life. It will become more serious if not be solved, not only negatively affect feelings, health but also obstruct the work. Besides, students are the kind of people who usually under pressure of examinations, deadlines, scores, so they are easily stressed. For the result, I want to find out what are the main factors cause stress with students, how stress effects to them and common symptoms of stress in order to realize it, reduce it as much as possible and give some advices and solutions to student so that they can try and solve their stress. As if, students can work and study better.
1.3 Research subject.
The subjects that we would like to focus on are 100 Students from intake 9 autumn – IBD program.
1.4 Research questions.
What are symptoms of IBD students’ stress in studying?
How does stress affect them?
What are the main reasons causing stress in studying?
What are solutions to relieve their stress?
1.5 Research method.
Secondary data: researching and collecting information about stress in internet. Primary data: interviewing 100 people through the questionnaire. After that, we collect and classify to synthesize the data.
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CHAPTER 2: DATA ANALYSIS & MAJOR FINDINGS
As I mentioned above, I emitted approximately 100 questionnaires, then I collected 73 questionnaires. In those, 64 ones were valid. Through the process of data analysis, I found out the general signs and symptoms of stress in studying, the main reasons and effect of stress and some solutions which students use to reduce and solve stress and pressure.
2.1 General signs and symptoms of stress
Chart 1: The General signs and symptoms of stress
The pie chart shows the most generally typical signs and symptoms of stress with each person can chose more than one options. Overall, “difficulty concentrating” is the most popular sign of stress with students while both of “negative attitudes or thought” and “confusion” are signs and symptoms which are chosen at least by asked students. According to the chart, the data can be separate to three groups. The first group includes two most popular options which are “difficulty concentrating” and “fatigue”. The proportion of “difficulty concentrating” is 15 percentages and that of “fatigue” is 13 percentages. In addition, the second rank encompasses two signs and symptoms which are “lack of energy” and “general restlessness and worry, these percentages are 12 percentages and 11 percentages in turn.
Also, the third position consists of “memory problem” which have 8 percentages, and “negative attitudes or thought” and “confusion”; both of them have exactly 7 percentages, taken the lowest rate. With 27 percentages of other choices, it contains the percentages of many other options which are “Irritation”, “Frustration”, “Sense of loneliness”, “Avoiding others and others avoid you because you’re cranky”, “ Failing to set aside times for relaxation through activities”, “Eating more or less”, and “Sleeping too much or too little”. But all of these options have been chosen too little, so their data are shown in general.
2.2 Pains and diseases which are caused by stress.
Stress not only brings many metal problems but also can cause pains and diseases to people who are stressed.
Chart 2: People who have suffered pains and diseases because of stress in studying.
Following to the result of survey, there are 26 percentages of asked students chose the choice that they did not suffer any pains and diseases although they were stressed. However, the remaining 74 percentages of asked students said that they had some pain or diseases because of stress in studying progress.
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With 74 percentages of students said “YES” above, the chart below show some of typically popular pains and diseases which they had while under stress.
Chart 3: Pains and diseases which are caused by stress
The pie chart above shows the pains and diseases which are caused by stress with each person can choose more than one options. Overall, light headedness or dizziness is the most popular disease with students who are stressed, and painful joints is the disease that student are suffered at least. As can be seen in the chart, the light headedness or dizziness is the option that has highest proportion, exactly 31 percentages. Following is the options “frequent headache” with 20 percentages. Moreover, “diarrhea or constipation” operation accounted for 15 percentages. “Frequent cold” and
“painful joints” are the diseases which have almost equal percentages, with 13 and 12 percentages respectively. At least, others is the option has lowest rate, according to the asker, others typical diseases which are referred are gastrointestinal disorders, backache and insomnia.
2.3 The level of effect or result which stress and pressure cause to students. Depending on many factor, each person can suffer stress with different level. With some student, stress may not cause negative impact on them, but with others it makes adverse effects which can be seen such as student’s study result decline.
Chart 4: The level of effect or result which stress and pressure cause to students The bar chart shows the level of effect or result which stress and pressure cause to students with each person can choose only one option. In general, the level “difficulty to concentrate on studying” was selected the most while decreasing the health (so students are not healthy enough to cope with studying) is the result was chosen at least. In detail, there are 25 person claimed that the extent of stress and pressure bring to them is difficult to concentrate on studying, taken the highest rate. Besides, 18 students feel do not want to learn anymore because of stress. In addition, stress cause 12 students decline the study result. At least, there are 9 students who have been weaker in health, so they can’t cope with studying.
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2.4 The main reasons of stress and pressure
Because of many bad effects and impacts that stress bring to students above, finding out what are the mains reasons is very important. The chart below shows that almost reasons that cause stress to student are from learning progress.
Chart 5: The main reasons of stress and pressure
The pie chart shows the main reasons of stress and pressure in studying. Overall, with students, late for deadline is the most popular reason cause stress and pressure while family problems and private problems is the reasons effect students who asked at least in studying. From the information given in this chart, the greatest proportion is late for deadline with more than slightly 30 percentages. The second highest percentages group of reasons include failing the exam and the lower score, with 20 percentages and 15 percentages in succession. In addition, the third rank consists of curriculum is too difficult, student are too lazy (and they made stress by themselves) and having too much home work, these reasons range from 10 to 8 percentages in turn. At least, the lowest position comprises three reasons which are private problems, family problems and others reason, they range from 4 to 2 percentages. In addition, no one chose the options “high school fee” and “peer pressure” are the reasons of stress, so they are not included in the chart.
2.5 The solutions for stress in studying
Stress brings both of mental and physical problems for student in studying, but if they can find out the suitable methods for stress and use them, it is easily to reduce and solve the stress. The following is the chart which expresses some of the most representative solutions that students use to resolve their stress.
Chart 6: The solutions for stress in studying
The pie chart shows the methods which students use to reduce solve their stress in studying. Overall, sleeping enough is the best solution for stress while students shopping to solve the stress at least. As can be seen in this chart, the data can be separate to three groups. The first group includes two options which have highest percentages and second highest percentages. In detail, they are “sleeping enough” with 20 percentages and “chatting with friend” with 16 percentages. In addition, listening to music and watching TV, films are belonged to the second rank which range from 13 to 12 percentages respectively. Furthermore, the third position comprises three solution with the option “shopping” has lowest percentages, exactly 7 percentages; and both of “let it be (through the time, stress gone)” and “taking a shower” have the same 9 percentages. At least, with 14 percentages of other choices, it contains the percentages of many other options which are “Doing exercise”, “Cooking Watching TV, film”, “Facing with problems” “Having an appointment with psychological doctor” and “Other” However, they were chosen too little, so they are not shown detail but in general.
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CHAPTER 3: RECOMMENDATIONS
With many trouble and bad effect which stress brings to student, it is necessity to find the ways which help student avoid stress. According to the reasons cause stress in the survey, I want to give some suggestion and recommendation that student can try to use to reduce stress in studying. First of all, it is late for deadline. In order to avoid finishing the work after deadline, students should separate the work to many small parts and make out a schedule about exactly what they should finish day by day until before deadline. Then, they should finish the work for each day first, after that, they can spend the rest time to relax, play or do the work for next day if they want. For the result, through the day until deadline, they can finish all work before deadline although they still have time for their hobby and relax and don’t have to worry about deadline, work. The sooner they finish job, the more time they have for their hobby, relax and play. Secondly, with “curriculum is too difficult”, “failing the exam”, “the lower score” and “having too much home work”. All of this reason can solve by the way they better in studying, and hard working.
However, studying is usually boring, tiring and student usually loses enthusiasm with it. As the result, if student have the tutors which are their friends, studying will become more exciting. When student learning with friends, they can share opinions and fix the wrong on work, give advices and help together. So, learning in groups can help student finish home work, and learn better. Thirdly, with students who are too lazy, they should find a person who can affect strongly with them and depend on these people for motivate and warn them about studying. If not, student should list a list of result which cause by laziness, so it can remind student about the bad impact of laziness and they might hard working. Finally, always remember that the strongest supporting network is friends and family, so when students have troubles in studying, although they are private problems or family problems, it is necessity to share their felling with family and friends and ask them advices. This is better than they do anything alone.
CHAPTER 4: CONCLUSION
In studying, stress is the most popular disease with students. There are many reason and cause of stress, and according to the result of survey, some of typical reasons which bring stress to students are late for deadline, curriculum is too difficult, fail the exams or the lower scores. Also, almost of students are affected badly by stress, almost of asked students claim that stress make them difficult to concentrate on studying or feel do not want to learn anymore, but some have the heavier levels which are reducing the health or their school result decline. For the result, people should know more about stress and have solution for it. According to the survey, some of typical signs and symptoms of stress are difficulty concentrating, fatigue, lack of energy, general restlessness, memory problem, negative attitudes or thought and confusion. In addition, almost students who are asked said that they are be suffered by others pains and diseases such as light headedness or dizziness, frequent headache, diarrhea or constipation, and painful joint. These pains and diseases are not only the symptoms but also the effect of stress cause students.
For all of reason above, finding the solutions for stress is very important. Each person has the different solutions and some of typical methods are sleeping enough, chatting with friend, listening to music, watching TV and films, taking a shower and shopping. Sometime, students also let it be, and think that following the time, stress will be gone. Besides, there are some of other solutions such as cooking, and doing exercise, these solutions are not popular but people can try. If the stress become out of control, people should have an appointment with psychological doctor. Moreover, according to the people who are not suffered the stress in studying, almost their advices are always optimistic and cheerful. Some said that joining Yoga and doing exercise regularly also good solutions. Finally, the researchers who research stress in students of college advices that student should develop a balanced lifestyle and have healthy habits such as doing exercises regularly, eating a healthy diet, sleeping enough. Also, joining in a course or learn about specific relaxation technique such as Yoga is a good way to reduce stress. Furthermore, having a positive outlook, leaving out of the narrow views, always enthusiasm and know exactly goal and purpose in studying also help student avoid stress.
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I am Vu Phuong Thao from class I9A1 – IBD program. I would like to know what causes stress and how it affects students (from intake 9 autumn from IBD program) in studying and how to solve it. That is why I have prepared these questions. Please, take some minutes to do this survey. Firstly, have you ever felt stressed or under pressure a lot in the learning process and examinations, and have it made a negative impact on your learning? a) Yes
IF THE ANSWER IS “YES”, PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM 1 TO 9. IF THE ANSWER IS “NO”, PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS 10.
Now, let’s start.
1. There are some general signs and symptoms of stress below, tick on what do you feel or do when you are under stressed? (multiple choice) □ Irritation
□ Lack of energy
□ Memory problems
□ General restlessness and worry
□ Negative attitudes or thoughts
□ Difficulty concentrating
□ Sense of loneliness
□ Avoiding others and others avoid you because you’re cranky □ Failing to set aside times for relaxation through activities □ Eating more or less
□ Sleeping too much or too little
2. Have you ever suffer any pains and diseases while you are under stress?
If the answer is “NO”, you can “IGNORE” the question 3.
3. What are the pains or diseases which you suffer when under stress? (multiple choice)
□ Painful joints
□ Light headedness or dizziness
□ Frequent colds
□ Diarrhea or constipation
□ Frequency headache
4. What is the level of effect or the result which “stress and pressure” cause you? (one choice)
□ Making you difficult to concentrate on studying
□ Decreasing your health, you are not healthy enough to cope with studying
□ Feeling do not want to learn any more
□ The study result steadily decline.
5. What is the main reasons for your stress and pressure in studying? (multiple choice)
□ Too much home work
□ Late for deadline
□ Curriculum is too difficult to you, you lagged behind
□ High school fee
□ Fail the exams
□ The lower scores
□ Peer pressure
□ Family problems
□ Private problems
□ You are too lazy. You just start studying and working when closing to deadline or exams but not enough the time, so you make pressure and stress by yourself
6. When do you feel stressed while studying? (multiple choice)
□ Through the study progress, all the time
□ when you having too much home work and not enough time to finish
□ The examination coming
□ Closing to the deadline but not finish work yet.
7. Do you think that you have the solutions to reduce and solve your stress well?
IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES, GO TO 8.
IF YOUR ANSWER IS NO, GO TO 9.
8. What are your solutions to solve your stress? (multiple choice)
□ Chatting with friend
□ Doing exercise
□ Listening to music
□ Sleeping enough
□ Taking a shower
□ Watching TV, film
□ Facing with problems (ex: having too much home work, you try your best to finish all)
□ Let it be, through the time, it’s gone.
□ Having an appointment with psychological doctor.
9. What happens to you while you suffer stress in studying but there are no solutions?
□ Decreasing school result
□ Being sick or other diseases
□ Feeling depressed and tired all the time
10. Can you give some advices which keep you avoid the stress in studying?
□ Hard working
□ Always optimistic and cheerful
□ Curriculum is easy to you, you can pass easily
□ Joining Yoga
□ Doing exercise regularly