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College students all stress out about one situationlife generality or another Some of these situationslife generalities are individuation computer anxiety ethnic and gender roles in student-athletes and mathematics anxiety There have been many studies looking at stress in college students At one time or another college students are forced to deal with a stressful situation Stress in this paper is defined as the level of discomfort felt in response to events perceived as overwhelming and harmful to ones well being Fraser Tucker 1997 Since there are so many stresses in college students lives this paper will be talking about only a few of them Students with technophobia suffer from more than not knowing how to set your VCR clock or an aversion to using a computer In its worse form it can cause physical symptoms such as sweaty palms and headaches In its lesser forms it can make people uncomfortable self-conscious and inefficient when they encounter technology DeLoughry 1993 Another situationlife generality is individuation Individuation is when an individual has achieved a level of differentiation that allows him or her to function within relationships as autonomous and self-directed without being emotionally constricted impaired or feeling overly responsible for significant others Fraser Tucker 1997 p462 Mathematics anxiety is defined by Vance as feelings of nervousness and mental confusion that interfere with ones ability to manipulate numbers or work mathematical problems Vance Watson 1994 261College students stress about many situations and life generalities Four of these are individuation technophobia being an athlete and mathematics Every college student and everyone else in the world will be faced with a stress in their lives at some time or another Each of these will be discussed in this review of the literature According to Fraser and Tucker 1997 college students normally become stressed due to being separated from their family to express personal life goals with independence and self-confidence They mention that the relationship between individuation
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