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THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON FIRST YEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY
STUDENTS OF DE LA SALLE HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE
SCHOOL YEAR 2012 – 2013

A Research Paper presented to
The Faculty of Language and Literature
General Education Department
De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
Dasmariñas, Cavite

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the
Course ENGL 102 – Communication Arts and Skills II

Fernandez, Mitzi Joy
Herradura, Phyllis Yna
Masajo, Queenie Nicole
Redoble, Mycah Marie
Santos, Jhuneline
Señar, Giliane Magno
Tampos, John Pablo

March 2013

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1
* Introduction......................................................................................3 * Conceptual Framework ...................................................................5 * Statement of the Problem ...............................................................6 * Hypothesis........................................................................................7 * Scope and Limitation.......................................................................8 * Significance of the Study ..............................................................8 * Definition of Terms..........................................................................11 * Methodology....................................................................................12 * Appendix .........................................................................................13 * Literature Cited .............................................................................15

CHAPTER 1
The Problem and Its Background

Introduction
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other are to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” According to Rogers. Stress typically describes a negative concept that can have an impact on one’s mental and physical well-being, but it is unclear what exactly defines stress and whether or not stress is a cause, an effect, or the process connecting the two. With organisms as complex as humans, stress can take on entirely concrete or abstract meanings with highly subjective qualities, satisfying definitions of both cause and effect in ways that can be both tangible and intangible, from wikipedia.com. Stress is classified into two types: the Eustress or defined as the good stress and the Distress or in other words is bad stress. Eustress can be fun, exciting and energizing, especially in the short-term. Face a sudden danger and resolve the situation safely, and you'll get pumped and excited; like when we are racing to meet an exciting deadline, getting dressed for our wedding, or flying down a ski slope. It keeps our juices flowing. Just the right amount of stress is stimulating and healthy. We perform tasks faster and better. Our muscles strengthen. Heart function improves. Stamina increases. Thinking sharpens. Some experts say Eustress even helps our bodies resist infection. On the contrary, Distress is an aversive state in which a person is unable to adapt completely to stressors and their resulting stress and shows maladaptive behaviors. It can be evident in the presence of various phenomena, such as inappropriate social interaction. Stress is caused by Mental, Physical, or Emotional tension. Tension is caused by demands being made to people that they may unable to cope with, according to Babers. The different causes yields various effects to people suffering from stress, there are many possible effects of stress depending upon the level of stress they are receiving. Like the types of stress there are also positive and negative effects of stress, some positive effects like new self-understanding, new approaches to problems, more realistic goals and expectations, and increased competencies or it can boost self-confidence, according to Coleman Some evident negative effects of stress are depression,...
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