Stress is a necessary thing in human beings' lives because stress adds flavor, challenge and opportunity to our world. It is also a part of every student's daily life. In the right dose, stress can be healthy, or even enjoyable. However, it provides many benefits, it can be very damaging for students when stress becomes excessive. It can harm students' health, happiness, work performance, relationships and personal development. To avoid the undesirable disadvantages of stress, students should consider the causes of stress important as it help students make plan to reduce it. The five main causes of stress among university students are the new university environment, the new relationships, the competitive circumstances and exams, a lack of proper time-management techniques and parental pressure.
The first cause of stress for university students is the new university environment itself. Human emotion and behaviour are influenced by the surrounding. Change of social circumstances can make the university students stress. If they go to university straight out of high school, they face the difficult challenge of leaving home, separating from their parents, and beginning the process of finding their own identity as an adult and their place in the world. They need to practise housekeeping, to manage a budget, and to find their way around strange place. These can cause the students sadness and tension. If they are international students, this is particularly acute.
Next, relationships among new friends and partners will bring stress to students. They have an intense need to fit in and to be accepted by their friends. They fear ridicule and rejection from new friends. Stress occurs when there is something about their accent, skin colour, religious symbol that differ them from their friends.
In addition, the competitive environment and exams cause the students to stress. Circumstances in high school and in the universi...