Discuss about the Business Academic Skills.
Stress is a physical or mental stimulus that can produce mental or physical reactions which will ultimately turn into illness and severe other affects over the human body. (Singh et.al, 2010) It’s a common thing for the students in the examination time, when students appear in the examination they usually feel stressed and they face difficulty in recalling the information about the subjects. Sometimes Stress is helpful as it helps the person to increase the performance label but when it exceeds beyond the limit peoples starts to face difficulty mentally and physically. In the research paper we will discuss the problem associated with the stress and its physical and metal attachments. High level of stress in the person leads to anxiety and depression which is dangerous for the human health. (Pruessner, 1997)
Effects of Stress over the students during Examination
- They face problem in recalling the information’s.
- Anger and physical problem
These are some problems related with the Stress over a student ion examination hall.
Tere are substantial individual responses related with this, some individuals shows relentless in stressful mind but it may differ for some other individual. Many researchers have showed that examination and some other vast subjects cause high stress in students, which has dangerous impacts over the health. As it’s measured that the cortisol concentration in the student’s body increases significantly during the examination hour which happens due to increase in the stress. Many studies have made a relation between the cortisol absorption, nervousness and performance which is related with the level of stress in human body.
Relation between Stress and Performance:
The relationship between stress and performance was first shown in stress response curve by Nixon, in the year 1979. Apart from it the pressure on human being has some significant importance in the stress level of a human being. The most phenomenal impact of the stress is the change in the people’s lifestyle and performance. This provides the relationship between the stress and performance. (Sincero, 2012)
The above curve shows the relationship between the stress and performance. At starting when the stress increase the performance also increases with it but at a moments when it exceeds the comfort level and reach the fatigue point. Fatigue point is also called as threshold point at which the stress level and the performance becomes equal and further increase in the stress cause different illness and health related problems.
Pressure and Performance:
The performance table drawn by Robert Yerkes and John Dodson in 1908, describes the relation between the pressure and performance. The examinations sometimes create huge pressure over the students as this is considered as one of the important factor for the future of the individual. Pressure whether that is work related or due to some other factors impacts the students. At the initial stage the low pressure cause boredom but when the pressure escalates the work becomes challenging at the thresholds level the work and performance become best but as the pressure increases with time the situation starts to become more tensed and peoples starts to feel unhappy and depressed. While sitting in the examination hall peoples starts to feel the increasing level of pressure and stress, this cause increase in the cortisol concentration as well. The cortisol level is different for each individual, which is further divided into low and high concentration of the cortisol. Low level of cortisol responders has higher baseline stress, but in the case of the high concentration of cortisol the stress level varies.
Studies have shown that written examination may or may not cause increase in the cortisol levels but the oral examination does. In the oral examinations students feel more stressed and this has shown greater cortisol release and feeling of anxiety then the written examination. According to Shah et.al that there only acute stressors may affect academic performance. (Shah, 2010). It’s also found that there is a negative impact of efficient counseling services in colleges may help the student to make the performance better and overcome the stress. (Sansgiry, 2006)
Examination performance and the stress are directly related with each other. In same case the academic pressure of a student and the stress are interrelated with each other. In the research I have describes the term stress and how it acts in human body and its symptoms. There are different reasons for the stress but in the case of students and examination the academic pressure plays a significant role in increasing stress level and this increase in the stress level increase the cortisol concentration in human body, this cause depression and unhappiness. Later on have described two different graphs between performance and stress & Pressure. The performance is severally impacted by the stress and pressure. It’s being studied that better counseling can reduce the stress level in the students.
- Better and effective counseling
- Herbal remedies such as valerian and Avena Sativa is considered as an effective herb for the stress control.
- Meditation: Meditation is considered as an effective tool for the stress control and boos the motivation level in human being. There are several other positive effects of the meditation over the human life.
- Workout: In my views another best source to reduce the stress level and face the examination in perfect condition to increase the performance is the workout.
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