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  1. Student Stress Is it worth it? Chapter 16

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Average Income 1997 University of Michigan Study • Mail Carrier $35,369 $50,250 2009 • Railroad Worker $41,415 $48,820 2009 • Police Officer $38,301 $55,620 2009 • Plumber $34,531 $50,360 2009 • Bureau of Labor Statistics 2009

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

  8. 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

  9. Did You Know? • In 2009-2010, 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.

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. The Minority College Student • Stressors include: • Racism • Language • Cultural values • Pressure to perform