University Students And Their Concerns: Prevalence And Degree Of Severity
Lukito Setiawan, Jenny
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Since undergraduates are moving from adolescence to young adulthood, they face many changes in this transitional period. It is argued that they still need support to ‘grow’ and cope with all the “unbearable” stresses. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence and degree of severity of students’ concerns during their university career. Participants (N -1.279) were students from two universities, who volunteered to complete self-administered questionnaires. Result reveal that academic-related problems were the most widely experienced and the most serious concerns for students, compared to other areas. With regard to the prevalence of concerns, problems related to academic, self-depression and mood change, Romantic relationships, welfare. Other relationships, anxiety, loss and transitions, were experienced by more than 50% of students participating in the study. Detailed findings, implications of results, and the recommendation for improving the quality of university Students life are further discussed.