The Importance Of Student Stress

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In today’s society, stress is a commonly used word that people tend to associate with life. However, many people have different meanings of the word stress. For some, stress has a positive definition and for others stress has a negative one. Stress occurs in everyday life with any and every person on earth, whether it is positive or negative. Holinka (2015) exclaimed,
Knowing the exact meaning of what stress is, is very complex. The actual meaning changes from person to person due to one 's emotions and how they view a situation. College students in particular have a wide variety of stress factors. With stress factors, emotions can over load from excitement to downright terror, according to the individual and how they have learned to balance and handle their emotions in these stressful situations. Stress is, in essence, how each individual copes with life’s experiences and how they adapt to the volume of emotions that comes along with them. In life, there are so many events that
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In other words, the student athlete adds an extra burden of stress on themselves worrying about being mentally healthy. Several problems affect the athletes when mental health problems manifest from stress, these include but are not limited to, lack of sleep, decrease in eating, anxiety, mood swings, depression, and poor athletic and academic performance. This can easily become overwhelming for the student athlete because when they are not getting enough sleep, their school work suffers due to missing class because they overslept. If mentally the student cannot function, mood swings may occur and cause the athlete to endure a total mental breakdown and become depressed with life, school, and the sport they play. This amount of stress totally abolishes any chance of the athlete being able to continue academically, physically, mentally or emotionally in their

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