Perceived Stress and Concerns of College Students at a Hispanic-serving Institution in the Time of COVID-19
Recorded On: 03/05/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of many people. College students experienced an abrupt change in their lives. Suddenly, all their courses were fully online, and their campus was closed until further notice. For some students, the university provided access to essential goods and services that they severely depended on. Students who utilized access to their university’s facilities such as the recreation/fitness center, dining halls, libraries, and campus life buildings suddenly had nowhere to go. Some students depended on other services the university could no longer provide such as small business mentorship, free arts and cultural events, free local television programming, and an Institute of Health Equity dedicated to the community.
This presentation will share findings from a study that measured perceived stress and key concerns that undergraduate students experienced during the COVID-19 Pandemic while attending a Hispanic-serving institution.
1. Articulate the items measured in the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS).
2. Describe key student concerns related to their health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Illustrate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college students’ perceived stress.
CEUs: 0.5 NIRSA CEUs
Jacob Eubank, EdD
Assistant Professor - Recreation Education & Therapy
CUNY Lehman College
Dr. Jake Eubank is the Undergraduate Director and Assistant Professor in the Recreation Education and Therapy Program in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College in Bronx, New York. His research focus is primarily on the impact of recreation and physical activity on the college student experience in the areas of stress, well-being, sense of belonging, academic success, and motivation. His other interests include higher education institutional policy and programming, particularly related to the health and well-being of college students. He received his Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and his Master of Education with a concentration in Leisure and Tourism Studies from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Eubank has held various positions in the field of recreation and leisure such as Assistant Director of Aquatics and Fitness at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Assistant Director of Aquatics and Safety at Indiana State University.