Date of Award


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Superseded Degree Name

Master of Science in Health Services Administration

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Stress in youth; Stress management; College students--Health and hygiene; Universities and colleges--Health promotion services; College students--Services for--United States--Case studies; Students--Services for--Wisconsin--Case studies


Important life changes and significant psychological stress have been shown to occur before episodes of physical illness in the lives of many individuals. Significant life-adjustment or developmental difficulties have also been shown to be associated with the high use of the medical services. Because college life can produce many stresses I this study investigated the correlation between measured stress levels of new students and usage of the Student Health Service at a small Lutheran mid-western college. The subsequent implications for formal programming in stress management in the campus setting were then discussed.


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