Stress and Social Support Among Online Doctoral Psychology Students
stress, social support, distance education, doctoral, graduate, students, college students
This study explored the relationship between perceived stress and perceived need for social support among doctoral psychology students attending a distance education university. Although small sample size conceivably prevented identification of a direct correlation between these two factors, female doctoral students perceiving greater levels of stress demonstrated less affiliative and more aggressive needs. Perceived stress did not correlate with counseling readiness among the student sample. These findings suggest that female doctoral students engaged in online study may resemble their traditional campus peers.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
Kaufman, J. A. (2006). Stress and social support among online doctoral psychology students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 20(3), 79-88.
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Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group. Article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, volume 20, issue number 3, 2006, pages 79-88. Available online on September 21, 2008: