Examining factors that increase and decrease stress in adolescent community college students

Nancy R. Ahern, Anne E. Norris

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Abstract

In contrast to adolescents attending traditional universities, adolescents attending community colleges represent a large but relatively unstudied population with respect to stress and mental health issues. The purpose of this study was to determine what factors increase and decrease stress in a sample of adolescent community college students (N = 166). Findings from a self-administered questionnaire indicated that students had moderate levels of stress and resilience. Contrary to predictions, males demonstrated statistically significant higher levels of stress than females, but as expected, resilience had a significant negative effect on stress (p<.05). Practice and research implications are discussed for nurses in pediatric settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-540
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Community college students
  • Resilience
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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