The top five sources of stress for graduate school students include academic responsibilities, fiscal issues, anxiety caused by stress, work-life balance issues, and familial issues. This research explored the perceptions of marriage and family therapists regarding stress management in these areas for graduate students. Five female therapists were purposefully interviewed in the Riverside County region of California. The interview included five open ended questions and five closed ended questions, totaling 10 questions. The top five stressors were addressed using two questions for each. The research resulted in five themes regarding stress management: (a) realistic expectations, (b) proper budgeting, (c) self-care, (d) healthy perspectives, and (e) effective communication.
|Commitee:||Baker, Shirley, Palley, Beverly|
|School:||Alliant International University|
|Department:||San Diego, HSOE|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational psychology, Counseling Psychology|
|Keywords:||Graduate school stress, Graduate student stress, Marriage and family therapy|
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