Impact of Somatic Stress among Undergraduate Engineering Students – An Analysis
International Journal of Management Studies, Vol - V, Issue - 4(9), pp. 142-146 (2018). DOI: 10.18843/ijms/v5i4(9)/19.
5 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2019
Date Written: October 2018
This study aimed to assess the somatic stress among undergraduate engineering students. Effective stress management techniques equip a person to deal with their stress. The objective of the study is to find out the impact of somatic stress among the students in undergraduate engineering courses. The study takes into account various criteria like physical, habitual, demographical and environmental factors among undergraduate engineering students. The sample comprises of 795 students studying undergraduate engineering courses in Nagapattinam and Karaikal District. Data were collected through the structured questionnaire using convenient sampling method. The findings of the study reveals that the students have an impact of somatic stressors and it would affect their studies as well as personal wellbeing. It was concluded that the management should consider some stress management techniques to students to reduce the detrimental effect of stress on health and academic performance among them. Students should be treated with utmost care in the campus by giving healthy food and beverages, constant interaction and counseling. Students should also cooperate in managing their emotions effectively by developing an optimistic view in their life style.
Keywords: Somatic Stress, Undergraduate Engineering Students, Stress Management, Fatigue
JEL Classification: J28, M10
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