Investigating Student Stressors within a Canadian Post-secondary Professional Program

By Julia Levitan and Mark Levitan.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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This study addresses the issue of stress in the lives of students in a journalism program at an urban university in Canada. The study finds that concerns about future employment in an uncertain media environment and financial stresses are the most significant stressors that students report. The study explores strategies that students suggest would help alleviate stress and the implications for faculty, counsellors, and others who work to enhance students’ well-being within professional schools.

Keywords: Stress, Students, Journalism Schools, Professional Schools

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 23, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.21-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 14, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 354.255KB)).

Julia Levitan

Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Mark Levitan

School of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada