Title of Work
Spirituality: a psychological resource for managing academic-related stressors
Academic stress causes anxiety, distress, and fear, which are detrimental to students’ psychological well-being. Studies on the kinds of spiritual practices that could help college students manage academic-related stressors are limited. This study examined if and how spirituality helps college students deal with academic stress. A sample of twenty-five students responded to open-ended semi-structured interview questions. Results showed that most of the students engage in spiritual coping practices to manage their educational struggles. Spirituality is an excellentpsychological resource for managing academic-related stressors, and it plays a significant role in shaping students’ identity, values, and life purpose.
Ekwonye, A. U., Sheikhomar, N., & Phung, V. (2020). Spirituality: a psychological resource for managing academic-related stressors. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 23(9) 826-839. https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2020.1823951