Student Stress Survey

University stress survey to help students cope with stress more effectively.



   
 
Hello,

You are invited to participate in our Student Stress Survey. We know that higher education experience can be truly stressful sometimes and we want to find out ways to support our students to cope with that more efficiently. Therefore, the purpose of this questionnaire is to get your feedback on the stress you've experienced during this academic year and the ways you've handled that. The completion will take approximately 20 minutes.

Please, take some moments to reflect on each question addressed and try to be as sincere as possible. Your answers will remain confidential and they will be only used in finding ways to improve the academic experience of our students in the future. 

You can start with the survey by clicking on the Continue button below.

Thank you for your cooperation!
 
   
 
* The name of your institution:
   
 
   
 
* The name of your program of study:
   
 
   
 
* Your current class level is:
 
Freshman (Undergrad)
 
Sophomore (Undergrad)
 
Junior (Undergrad)
 
Senior (Undergrad)
 
Graduate student
 
Other
    
 
   
 
* Your gender is:
 
Female
 
Male
 
Other / I prefer not to respond
 
   
 
* Your year of birth is (e.g.., 1996):
   
 
   

How stressed do you feel on a daily basis during the academic year?


Not Stressed at AllMost Stressed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
* Stress level
 
   
 
*

What are the usual causes of stress in your life? (Select all that apply)


 
Studies issues
 
Financial issues
 
Family issues
 
Friends issues
 
Issues with the significant other (partner)
 
Work (job-related) issues
 
Health Related Issues
 
Sports / Athletics activities issues
 
My involvement in clubs and organizations
 
Other
    

 
   
 
* How do you usually experience stress (in the situations selected from the list above)? Please, describe in few words the physical sensations and the feelings you encounter when you call yourself as feeling stressed.
   
 
   
 
* What are the usual BEHAVIORAL effects of stress you've noticed at yourself? (Select all that apply)
 
Change in activity levels
 
Decreased efficiency and effectiveness
 
Difficulty communicating
 
Increased sense of humor/gallows humor
 
Irritability, outbursts of anger, frequent arguments
 
Inability to rest, relax or let down
 
Change in eating habits
 
Change in sleep patterns
 
Change in activity performance
 
Periods of crying
 
Increased use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sugar or caffeine
 
Hyper-vigilance about safety or the surrounding environment
 
Avoidance of activities or places that trigger memories
 
Accident prone
 
Other
    

 
   
 
* What are the usual PSYCHOLOGICAL or EMOTIONAL effects of stress you've noticed at yourself? (Select all that apply)
 
Feeling heroic, euphoric or invulnerable
 
Denial
 
Anxlety or fear
 
Worry about safety of self or others
 
Irritability or anger
 
Restlessness
 
Sadness, moodiness, grief or depression
 
Vivid or distressing dreams
 
Guilt or "survivor guilt"
 
Feeling overwhelmed, helpless or hopeless
 
Feeling isolated, lost, lonely or abandoned
 
Apathy
 
Over-identification with survivors
 
Feeling misunderstood or unappreciated
 
None of the Above
 
Other
    

 
   
 
* What are the usual PHYSICAL  effects of stress you've noticed at yourself? (Select all that apply)
 
Increased heart rate and respirations
 
Increased blood pressure
 
Upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea
 
Increased or decreased appetite which may be accompanied by weight loss or gain
 
Sweating or chills
 
Tremors or muscle twitching
 
Muffled hearing
 
Tunnel vision
 
Feeling uncoordinated
 
Headaches
 
Sore or aching muscles
 
Light sensitive vision
 
Lower back pain
 
Feeling a "lump in the throat"
 
Easily startled
 
Fatigue that does not improve with sleep
 
Menstrual cycle changes
 
Change In sexual desire or response
 
Decreased resistance to colds, flu, infections
 
Flare up of allergies, asthma, or arthritis
 
None of the Above
 
Hair loss
 
Other
    

 
   
 
* What are the usual COGNITIVE  effects of stress you've noticed at yourself? (Select all that apply)
 
Memory problems/forgetfulness
 
Disorientation
 
Confusion
 
Slowness in thinking, analyzing, or comprehending
 
Difficulty calculating, setting priorities or making decisions
 
Difficulty Concentrating
 
Limited attention span
 
Loss of objectivity
 
Inability to stop thinking about the disaster or an incident
 
None of the Above
 
Other
    

 
   
 
* What are the usual SOCIAL  effects of stress you've noticed at yourself? (Select all that apply)
 
Withdrawing or isolating from people
 
Difficulty listening
 
Difficulty sharing ideas
 
Difficulty engaging in mutual problem solving
 
Blaming
 
Criticizing
 
Intolerance of group process
 
Difficulty in giving or accepting support or help
 
Impatient with or disrespectful to others
 
None of the Above
 
Other
    

 
   
 
*

What are your personal methods to relieve stress? (Select all that apply)


 
Eating
 
Sleeping
 
Drinking
 
Drugs
 
Sports / Exercise
 
Talking with someone
 
Shopping
 
Computer Games
 
Social Media
 
None of the Above
 
Other
    

 
   
How able do you feel to handle stress when you are experiencing it?
Not Able at AllVery Able
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
* Coping skills level
 
   
 
* What are the most pressing stress factors in your current academic context (related to this program of study)? Select all that apply.
 
Study workload
 
Grades
 
Financial pressure (e.g. tuition, living costs)
 
Work (and Study) - Life balance
 
Relationship with (some) faculty members
 
Relationship with other students
 
Campus social life
 
Other
    

 
   
 
* What is something that our university could do to help lower your stress?
   
 

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