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MORETTI, Felipe Azevedo  and  HUBNER, Maria Martha Costa. Stress and the machine to grind higher education students: let's rethink our educational policy?. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.105, pp. 258-267. ISSN 0103-8486.

The objective of the present research was to investigate the way in which the academic routine interferes in the stress levels of undergraduate students, exploring the situations generating and/or maintaining the situations experienced. The research has focused on a heterogeneous sample of 102 undergraduate students in a first phase and then 82 academics from several courses at a private university in São Paulo. An open questionnaires and the Stress Symptom Inventory (ISS) for adults were applied in the research. The study reveals that the majority of students consider that the university routine has a great negative influence on the levels of stress and the biggest criticisms are regarding the overload of activities. The data collected point to the need for a significant reformulation of higher education, with emphasis on changes in curricular policy. It is also suggested that universities should promote psychosocial support programs and projects that can minimize the stress experienced by students.

Keywords : Life Stress; Students; Education; Higher; Behavior; Anxiety; Public Health.

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