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Evaluation of Stress Conditions for FIM UHK Students in Order to Improve Blended Learning and Flexibility of Educational Process

  • Věra StrnadováEmail author
  • Petr Voborník
  • Jiří Haviger
  • Kateřina Provazníková
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10309)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to clarify the current theoretical background of the issues dealing with stress factors as well as to introduce the course and statistical evaluation of our own research. It focuses on the connection between stress load and behaviour of university students. In the research the following areas are monitored: life style, living and social conditions and the influence of negative emotions on stress increase. The method of the research is subjective questioning and statistical processing of correlations in the field of frustration tolerance, handling stress and psychosomatic symptoms.

The first empirical survey was going on in the years 2011–2013 among 1322 university students in total, They were from the Faculty of Informatics and Management in Hradec Králové – the study branches of Applied Informatics, Financial Management, Information Management, Management of Tourism and Sport Management – and also from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University in Prague. In the area of psychosomatic symptoms significant correlations have been found for all items in relation to health damaging strategies, so called malcoping strategies.

The second empirical survey monitored the sample of respondents in the years 2015–2016. 191 students participated in the research, all of them studying at the Faculty of Informatics and Management in Hradec Králové – the branches Applied Informatics, Financial Management, Information Management and Management of Tourism. Statistical evaluation was carried here with the help of correlation of handling stress area in relation to other monitored items. In the items directed to the section of psychosomatic symptoms significant correlations have been found again almost in all questions in relation to malcoping strategies. Of all types of items the best correlation was in the vulnerability section. The electronic online application which enabled subjective questioning and classification into stress factors was set up and placed on the web.

Keywords

Frustration tolerance Handling stress Psychosomatic symptoms Life style Statistical correlations 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This article was supported by the projects SPEV 2017 by the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové. We thank J. Cabal, J. Petružálek, L. Režný, and D. Šefara for their help in data collecting.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Věra Strnadová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Petr Voborník
    • 1
  • Jiří Haviger
    • 1
  • Kateřina Provazníková
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic

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