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The purpose of this study was to generate conversations with post-secondary students about common sources of stress within the post-secondary setting, and gain insight into the social context surrounding these issues. Five major themes of stress were identified, including: academics, the learning environment, campus culture, interpersonal, and personal stressors. Implications of these findings are discussed in the context of existing literature as well as possible directions for future research.
This study received ethics clearance from the Queen's University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board. All participants provided informed consent prior to participating.