There are many different broad definitions of stress and how to cope with it, known as stress management.
Stress affects health in a number of ways. It is defined by James (2011) as pressure or tension that comes in many shapes and forms and furthermore the body and mind in particular reacts psychologically and even emotionally.
How Stress Affects Health
This can affect how an individual feels, think and behave. Signs and symptoms can include sleeping problems, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating. Stress can usually cause high blood pressure.
Although stress cannot be avoided there are ways to adapting to it effectively.
Stress can be caused in the working and even in the academic environment which is why the aim of this annotated bibliography will advise on how to manage and cope with stress in an academic environment from different authors and researchers with the conclusion of whether it is a useful advice and tool for reducing and relieving stress symptoms.
Importance of Stress Management
It is important to know how to manage stress in academic life as it is learning about how to balance work and academic life. It is also important for students after graduating and creates self-awareness such as weakness in them.
Tummers (2013) suggest that effective stress management can have a positive impact on health to prevent psychological and mental health illnesses.
Elkin (2013) states that student would benefit such management techniques can easily help reduce stress and take control of their daily tasks in their personal and academic life, not to worry too much about what tasks they would need to do straight away all in one task. However without stress management, individuals in particular students would be less enthusiastic about being productive in their academic work which is why stress management is important, so that goals can be achieved and aims and objectives can be met.
Olpin and Hesson (2011) states this and suggests that teaching staff at academic institutions should teach them about stress and even resources for them so that they can educate themselves in their own time to adopt such strategies.
Annotated Bibliography: Stress
Reducing stress is a difficult task to draw upon. The following research and studies will explain in detail of how their theories and findings can conclude to adopt such strategies to reducing and relieving stress.
One of the authors, Lund, H works at Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia in the Psychology Department, Reider, B and Prichard, R are from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and Whiting, B works at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, America.
Their Purpose of this research is to examine the importance of sleeping to relieve stress and how this can cause negative impact on their psychological and mental health.
They state that it causes psychological and mental health including stress in particular.
Their research findings found that students had sleep...