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1 Student Stress Is it worth it?
Chapter 16

2 Student Stress Why are you going to college?
Why a liberal arts degree? What are employers looking for? Why do people drop out of college? Traditional vs. non-traditional students

3 Stressors Facing Younger College Students
Lifestyle change Achieving emotional independence from family Choosing and preparing for a career Preparing for emotional commitment and family life Developing an ethical system Grades Many students are more concerned about grades rather than about what they are learning Course overload Taking on too many classes can lead to illness, hostile emotions, not enough time for friends, learning less, and ultimately poor grades

4 Stressors Facing Younger College Students (cont.)
Finances Tuition and books, living expenses, credit cards Giving up or changing friendships New intimate relationships (love) (p. 350) Erotic love-passionate, all-enveloping, heart racing. Ludic love-playful, flirtatious, no long commitment. Storgic love-calm, companionate, long commitment. Manic love-combination of erotic and ludic, but has jealousy and irrational joy, no long commitment. Sex

5 Average Income Mail Carrier $35,369 $50,250 2009
1997 University of Michigan Study Mail Carrier $35,369 $50, Railroad Worker $41,415 $48, Police Officer $38,301 $55, Plumber $34,531 $50, Bureau of Labor Statistics 2009

6 Average Household Income
1997 University of Michigan Study High School Diploma $30,071 Bachelor Degree $52,370 Professional Degree $78,002 2009 National average $44,410


8 Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryant

9 “The purpose of education is to take an empty mind and replace it with an open one.”
Malcom X

10 Student Debt Credit card companies pay $55,000 to $100,000 per year to market their services on college campuses. Poor credit reports can affect people for years Higher interest rates on loans Information on inactive accounts is available for seven years Bankruptcies stay listed for 10 years

11 Did You Know? In , annual tuition and other expenses at a four-year private college averaged $39,028 and at a four-year public college, $30,016 From 1993 to 2004, graduating seniors’ student loans more than doubled 10 $19,200 One fourth of graduating student borrowers carried more than $25,000 in student loan debt © 2011 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.

12 Student Stress Lifestyle 430 million gallons of liquor consumed on college campuses Enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool on every campus Why is a college degree valuable? It take perseverance to get Things of value are difficult to attain

13 A mind stretched from its original thought never returns to its original shape.

14 The Older College Student
More than 40% of college students are over age 25 They experience same stressors as younger college students They also experience unique stressors in areas of: Career and school Family and school Self-doubt

15 The Minority College Student
Stressors include: Racism Language Cultural values Pressure to perform

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