Academic stress management strategies of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute S.Y. 2011-2012

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Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Psychological Stress, Academic Performance


It is a descriptive type of research using a survey method set in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute College of Rehabilitation Sciences. The participants in this study included first to fourth year level BSPT students with a total population of 496 students. A self-report survey was given to the respondents with four (4) parts. The first part is for socio-demographic data, the second was on the level of stress measured by Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10), the third was on the sources of stress/stressors, and lastly, on the academic stress management strategies used by the respondents. Frequency distribution, percentage, and mean were the statistical methods utilized in the study. Upon analysis of data, the study showed that there were more BSPT students who were stressed that those who were not and that the respondents were stressed on a higher level than normal. The study also showed that curricular stressors were the most frequent source of stress for respondents, followed by intrapersonal stressors, interpersonal/social stressors and environmental stressors. The students also utilized psychological management, specifically academic stress management strategies, the most followed by social management, spiritual management, physical management, and lastly by other management strategies.

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