Are You Feeling It? The Emotional and Academic Impact of Students in DistressPublic
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Students deal with short-term adversities which affect their daily routines, including acute illnesses, physical injuries, and/or limitations. Although these issues are common at post-secondary institutions, the demanding curriculum at Worcester Polytechnic Institute may exacerbate the problem. The authors conducted a survey incorporating over 500 WPI students to examine the effects of such hardships on the emotional health and academic performance of the student and among their acquaintances and friends. The authors made recommendations to decrease the effects of the adversities and provided coping mechanisms for the students. In addition, the author critically assessed the survey methodology used to examine the effects of short-term adversities.
- This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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