Title

A Systematic Review of Factors that Impact College Student Stress

Date of Award

5-2021

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Academic Program

Criminal Justice BA

Department

Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Ragan Downey, Ph.D.

Advisor Department

Criminal Justice

Abstract

Over the past few years, the effects of college student stress have received increased attention. Even so, there is still no unified model for addressing and understanding its impact. The purpose of this study was to systematically review and analyze the literature on college student stress to discover what factors have the most impact on it. A literature search using EBSCOhost yielded 20 eligible articles to include in this research. The results of this study demonstrate a need for a more unified model of college student stress. Further, results identify the factors that significantly influence college student stress and highlight why it is important to both understand college student stress and strive to mitigate its impact.

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