San Jose State University
Wielunski, HS 135
Stress among Asian American College Students
It comes to no surprise that students in college in the United States suffer from stress. However, for one particular population, Asian American students, the numbers are sky rocketing and daunting. Among all college students who suffer from stress this specific population seems to have higher levels than White American students. Asian American students that suffer from stress are more likely to commit suicide or lower their health outcomes. Many Asian Americans commit suicide because of family issues, relationships, cultural differences, and racism (Koo, Wong, Tran, YuChen, & Yvonne, 2011). The Asian American population is a very fast growing group. California has a very large population of Asian Americans with a large concentration of Vietnamese people. Majority of Asian Americans attend college, but it isn’t so easy for them. Being Asian American, acculturating into another culture may be very stressful.
Stress is a major issue for college students as they grapple with a variety of academic, personal, and social pressures. Students …show more content…
It is very important to make the time for leisure activities to help cope better with stress and reduce the risk for suicidal behavior. Exercise is at the top of the list when it copes to treatment for stress. Humans who exercise are less likely to suffer from stress (Greenwood, 2012). Other typical recommendations for the reduction of stress include meditating, yoga, sleeping, reading, and listening to music. If Asian American students made the time for these recommended treatments there would most likely be a significant decrease in the stress levels among this