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Understanding Post-Secondary Student Stress: A Qualitative Analysis

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posted on 06.06.2019, 20:48 by Brooke LindenBrooke Linden
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.


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Queen's University

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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.


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