Angel Moore

Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Academic Program

Psychology BS



First Advisor

Nora E. Charles, Ph.D.

Advisor Department



Stress experienced in college can have considerable negative consequences upon those that experience it and do not properly cope. Perceived social support has repeatedly been found to act as buffer against these negative consequences and effects (Dwyer & Cummings, 2001). The present study sought to understand specific details surrounding the stress experienced by students, their current social support, and their mental health. Nine college student participants completed an interview about recent stress and measures related to social support and symptoms of mental health problems. Correlations among these factors revealed that overall social support is negatively associated with stress and mental health symptoms, though there was some variability, and that stress was positively associated with mental health symptoms.

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