Investigating the Sources, Coping Strategies and Outcomes of Stress among the Graduate and Post Graduate Students at Murshidabad

Farha Rashid .

Abstract


Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being is a stress. Some stresses get us going and our good for us. Without any stress our lives would be boring and pointless. However it has negative impact also to both our mental and physical health. This paper seeks to investigate the sources, coping strategies and outcomes of stress among the graduate and post graduate students at Aligarh Muslim University, Murshidabad campus. The research work is based on the extensive literature review on stress management and the results are based on the survey conducted through questionnaires from 130 respondents (Graduate and Post graduate students pursing Management, BA.LLB and Education courses). The results of the study are based on the hypothesis testing using one way ANOVA. The findings of the study suggest that stress management involves controlling and reducing the tension that occurs in stressful situations by making emotional and physical changes. Also in this study some of the common sources of stress have been identified among the students like families, friends and the work environment. The value of the paper lies in the fact that this study is an attempt to highlight that students should learn and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge regarding coping with stress that will in turn make them contribute positively towards the development of society and the nation as a whole.


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Stress, coping strategies, stressors, outcomes, stress management

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