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An exploration into the stressors in 2020 Netherlands student life

Helmich, S.N. (2022) An exploration into the stressors in 2020 Netherlands student life.

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Abstract:Purpose: Finding new stressors in study-life and checking if the earlier identified stressors are still applicable through an exploratory study Design/methodology/approach: To find new stressors and confirm whether existing ones were still applicable open, in depth interviews were done. Participants were chosen based on being from different studies, including an international student and a non-university student This to gain different perspectives. Findings: Stressors found in earlier studies are still applicable and no new stressor was found. It is recommended to take a closer look at communication between students and faculty. The participants also shared their way of keeping balance by taking time for personal activities and keeping a good schedule. The pandemic may have a negative influence on both worries about the future and coping mechanisms, such as support groups. Covid-19 is making already existing problems harder, while decreasing coping mechanisms. Originality: This study makes a modest attempt to relate findings of earlier studies to the current day situation in the Netherlands. Limitations: the findings are not generalisable, as the sample size is small and it is only an explorative study into stressors affecting study-life balance.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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