The Effect of Stress Management Among Part-Time Students
Purpose: Stress has become a common issue that disturbs a lot of people. It is seen as one of the primary concerns of health psychologists. People sometimes think that stress occurs only under certain circumstances but it is everywhere; in school, job settings, home life, hassles, life change or social readjustment all serve as stressors and have psychological as well as physical reactions. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research design applied for this study was descriptive research and a simple random sampling method with emphasis on the lottery technique was adopted. The population chosen for the study was two hundred (200) respondents. Fifty (50) students were selected from each level of study and ten (10) students from each of the programmes students’ study. The research instruments used were interviews and questionnaires. Findings: The findings of the study indicated that despite the stressful situations and the effects students-workers experience they find ways of managing the situation effectively if not eliminating it. On the whole, student-workers present some measures of specific stressful situations in studies; their perception of stress as negative in their academic performance, emotional state and health; their variable competence to manage stress in studies and their desire for having a course on stress management. Practical implications: The research also edges the University authorities to improve the facilities or resources for students to avoid compounding problems on campus. Originality value: This study focuses on stress perceptions, stressful situations and stress management strategies to be adopted for studies in Part-Time programmes.