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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 628) Last page : ( 634)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2017.00100.7

A study on stress among graduate college students in Ludhiana

Kaur Maneet1, Dr. Kaur Satinderbir2,**, Chauhan Aditya3,*

1Ph. D. Scholar in I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Assistant Professor, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology. India

2Professor, Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology. India

3Student, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology. India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: chauhanaditya084@gmail.com

** dr.satinder@rediffmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.


Stress is a psychologic and physiologic imbalance resulting from adverse circumstances. College is probably a best phase of life for students. These crucial years can be undermined by stress and depression. Students are likely to experience stress due to heavy syllabus, new environment, new friends and dealing with myriad of various issues. They also encounter a number of challenges in their life, therefore their whole college life is unveiled by challenges which in turn causes stress and if not dealt with, can hamper their academic performance. The purpose of this paper is to find out the causes of stress among graduate college students. The present study consists of 100 graduate students of Ludhiana. Data was collected through questionnaire which was randomly distributed among college students. The present study reveals that Competition is the biggest reason for stress but others reasons such as family pressure, placement and academics also are major stress inducers. It is concluded that many of the respondents feel it comfortable to talk to their friends or family in case to overcome stress.



Stress, Graduate students, Stress sources, Institute support in stress, Stress coping methods.


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