HWE415: Stress Management

HWE 415 Week 4 – Discussion Forum

Week 4 – Discussion Forum

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

College Students and Stress Case Study [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 2, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 4: Stress and the College Student, Chapter 13: Physiological Arousal Interventions, Chapter 14: Strategies for Decreasing Stressful Behaviors, read An Examination of Stress in College Students Over the Course of a Semester, watch the Help! I’m Stressed videoand review the webpages Teens and College Students (Links to an external site.), and Exercise and Stress: Get Moving to Manage Stress (Links to an external site.).

College students, as you may know from personal experience, face many stressful situations. Different factors can trigger stress and, subsequently, stressful responses in students of all ages and backgrounds. Appropriate interventions must be taken to address stress-causing factors and help preserve the health and wellness of college students.

For students whose last name begins with the letter A-M, please select the following case study:

Bri-Anne is 20 years of age and enrolled at AMP University. She lives in the dorm and shares a room with Sue. Sue struggles with finances and frequently argues with her boyfriend; jealousy is also a big concern in this relationship. Bri-Anne has witnessed many of their arguments and occasionally helps Sue out by giving her money for food or other needed expenses. One of Bri-Anne’s best friends was recently raped at a party, which has caused Bri-Anne several sleepless nights, anxiety about the campus, and worries regarding her own safety. Bri-Anne’s grades have suffered since that incident; she feels overwhelmed and has self-doubts. Additionally, she feels pressured to perform well in her upcoming assessments and final exams.

For students whose last name begins with the letter N-Z, please select the subsequent case study:

Joe is 37 years of age and enrolled at an online institution for the completion of his undergraduate degree. He currently juggles a part-time course load, along with his full-time job as a personal trainer. Due to the nature of his job, he primarily works early mornings, afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Thus, he has to fit-in schoolwork whenever he can. Joe is married to Danielle and they have two small children (ages 4 and 2). While Joe and Danielle have a good marital relationship, finances are tight since Danielle does not work. Joe has missed some assignment submission deadlines, which have caused him sleepless nights and many restless days. He admits to being stressed and has relied on alcohol several times to calm himself down and help him go to sleep.

After reading your specific case assignment, please address the following elements:

  • Briefly analyze the relationship between the student’s stress factors and the impacts on his/her Use the text as a reference to support this connection.
  • Propose at least four appropriate interventions as discussed in the course text, and identify whether these fall within the life-situation, perception, or emotional arousal intervention One of these interventions needs to address financial stressors of the college student.
  • Assess how one of your intervention recommendations would change if the college student was a minority

Support your initial posting with your course text and at least one additional scholarly resource to support your work (see the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) for more information). Your posting should be at least 300 words in length and meet APA Style formatting standards (see Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) for more information).

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