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Research suggests emotional expression is a successful tool for reducing stress in the short term (Pennebaker et al., 1990). The current study applied this approach to first generation college students (FGS). We hypothesized that emotional expression would reduce stress in FGS, and that the stress reduction would last longer in association with the number of emotional expression writing sessions. Although no group in the study showed a significant decrease in stress over the semester, having greater levels of social support was associated with lower anxiety.

Publication Date

4-2013

Keywords

First-generation college students; Stress management

Disciplines

Psychology

Primo Type

Conference Proceeding

Emotional Expression in First Generation Students

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