Trends in Ed: 02.02.2011 – – Record Level of Stress Found in College Freshmen

| February 2, 2011

This New York Times article talk about the increasing stress and the decreasing mental health among college freshmen, below are the key points of the article

“The emotional health of college freshmen — who feel buffeted by the recession and stressed by the pressures of high school — has declined to the lowest level since an annual survey of incoming students started collecting data 25 years ago.”

“The economy has only added to the stress, not just because of financial pressures on their parents but also because the students are worried about their own college debt and job prospects when they graduate.”

“Students know their generation is likely to be less successful than their parents’, so they feel more pressure to succeed than in the past,”

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