|TITLE:||A STUDY OF DIFFFERENCE OF STRESS LEVELS ACROSS VARIOUS ACADEMIC MAJORS|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||BAUER, MAKAYLA |
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||DIXIE HOLLARS|
File Created: October 22, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: October 22, 2013
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research project is to determine if stress levels vary across different academic majors. It is hypothesized that the outcome of this study will show that stress levels are higher in programs that are more competitive to be accepted into and have higher levels of academic workload, such as nursing.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYParticipants of this study will be a sample of 45 participants, 15 nursing students, 15 psychology students, and 15 HPER students. A set of questions in the Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, 1983) will be administered to examine the individuals’ personal experiences with stress. A 17-item, 5 sub-scale Likert scale, created by researchers, will also be administered to determine individual’s stress levels regarding their academic majors. The surveys will be directly administered by the researchers and will be administered to different academic majors during their scheduled class times.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThere is minimal risk involved in this research project. Like any survey, there is a risk of asking questions that may be considered sensitive or personal for the participant. This study does not involve any risks (or discomforts) that are greater than those everyone experiences in their daily lives. The benefit of the study is to see how stress affects students in different academic majors and give prospective students an idea of the level of stress in the major they're interested in.
SUBJECT SELECTIONA stratified, random sample of 45 students total, 15 nursing students, 15 psychology students, and 15 HPER students will be surveyed for this research project.
CONFIDENTIALITYAll surveys collected from this study will remain confidential and anonymous. This survey will only be administered by the two researchers in this study. Consent forms will be kept separate form surveys to protect anonymity.
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