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Stress among part-time business students: a study in a Ghanaian univeristy campus

M Taylor, N Owusu-Banahene

Abstract


Stress among part-time (working) students has, in recent times, caught the attention of educational researchers. Studies have found that college students holding jobs experience more stress than those without a job. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to identify the sources and levels of stress among part-time students among part-time business students in a Ghanaian university. A total of 300 part-time business students were selected for this study. The Student Stress Survey Scale and the Overload Assessment Test were adopted and adapted as the main instrument for the study. It was found that ―change in sleeping habits‖, ―change in eating habit‖ and ―combining job and schooling‖ were the three most common sources of stress reported by the students. Again, the students are reported that they perceived the part-time programme to be stressful. The researchers recommend, among others, that part-time (working) students should reduce their social commitments and engagements in other areas of life in order to concentrate more on their jobs and schooling.

 




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ifep.v18i1.51656
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