College Students and Stress
College students, as you may know from personal experience, face many stressful situations. Different factors can trigger stress and, subsequently, stressful responses in students of all ages and backgrounds. Appropriate interventions must be taken to address stress-causing factors and help preserve the health and wellness of college students.
Joe is 37 years of age and enrolled at an online institution for the completion of his undergraduate degree. He currently juggles a part-time course load, along with his full-time job as a personal trainer. Due to the nature of his job, he primarily works early mornings, afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Thus, he has to fit-in schoolwork whenever he can. Joe is married to Danielle and they have two small children (ages 4 and 2). While Joe and Danielle have a good marital relationship, finances are tight since Danielle does not work. Joe has missed some assignment submission deadlines, which have caused him sleepless nights and many restless days. He admits to being stressed and has relied on alcohol several times to calm himself down and help him go to sleep.
After reading your specific case assignment, please address the following elements:
Briefly analyze the relationship between the student’s stress factors and the impacts on his/her health.
Propose at least four appropriate interventions and identify whether these fall within the life-situation, perception, or emotional arousal intervention categories.
Assess how your intervention recommendations may change if the college student was a minority student.