Students stress patterns in a Kenyan socio-cultural and economic context

Stress has been defined as any external or internal drive which threatens to upset organisms balance. Stress is a common phenomenon that cuts across race or cultural background and any developmental stage.

University and college students face fast physical, social and mental changes during which they may not have the experience to adapt. For most people, stress is a negative experience. Excesses of social, environmental, or physical stress can have destabilizing effects on individual, physiological and general functioning.

Leading scholars Studies at different level of education and different disciplines have reported an association between socio demographic characteristics and stress, for instance, female students have been reported to have more stressors than male Females tend to internalize stress more than males.

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