The correlation between unmet course expectations and perceived course-related stress

Authors

  • Andrea Bettini Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
  • Henk-Jan Wermelink Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
  • Arie de Reuver Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
  • Ying Zhou Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2020.946

Keywords:

Perceived stress, unmet expectations, academic stress, course stress, stress, expectations

Abstract

This paper sets out to find whether unmet course expectations are correlated to perceived stress by course participants. The data was collected through an online questionnaire composed of Likert items, dichotomous questions and open questions, for which it was answered by a small sample of students at IdeaSquare participating in a summer programme (n=13). The main finding of this study suggests that there is a weakly positive correlation between perceived stress and unmet expectations, suggesting it is vital for organizers to communicate clearly what is expected of their course. 

Published

2020-07-27

How to Cite

Bettini, A., Wermelink, H.-J., de Reuver, A., & Zhou, Y. (2020). The correlation between unmet course expectations and perceived course-related stress. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 4(1), 23-26. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2020.946

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Section

Original Articles