Outside stressors influence students’ success

Angel Rosas, News Editor

A new survey conducted by Chegg, Inc. highlighted what college students are going through. The study claims that it covers the students thoughts on campus safety, their mental health, inclusivity, political divisions and how they view the future.

Chegg survived 1,000 students from a wide variety of demographics and students currently enrolled in U.S.-based colleges in order to have a better understanding of what college students are dealing with in their day-to-day.

The study found that anxiety is a large issue for college students. About 60 percent of students surveyed said that they were anxious “frequently” or “all of the time”.

The survey also said that 68 percent of students worry about their futures “frequently” or “all the time.” However, 63 percent said they have never utilized their college’s mental-health resources or were unaware that they exist.

Although the survey does not explicitly say that these feelings are connected to outside stressors of the statistics shine a light on how students may feel about certain issues that are part of the country.

For example, the survey showed that 50 percent of Hispanic students said they are concerned that someone they know may be deported.

Another statistic said that 42 percent of the students are confident that their school administration adequately addresses cases of sexual assault.

Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg said “College students are facing many of the same pressures that adults face. They’re stressed by work and finance, plus they deal with the additional urgency of fitting in socially.”