Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Youseung Kim, Ph.D.
Corrine Warrener, Ph.D.
Eyitayo Onifade, Ph.D.
This study examines whether interpersonal relationships serve as a moderating factor in reducing post-graduate stress. A researcher developed survey was used to gather data and examined three areas: interpersonal support, perceived stress, and self-optimism. Interpersonal support encompassed familial and peer relationships. Perceived stress encompassed anxiety and depression symptomologies. Self-confidence encompassed graduates’ individuation and optimism levels regarding major life tasks after commencement. Perceived stress and self-confidence levels were also used to identify how interpersonal relationships impacted graduates’ interpretation of stress. Further analysis of the study also examined whether interpersonal support impacted perceived stress and self-confidence across various racial groups. Findings of the study suggest that interpersonal support has an impact on post-graduate stress.
Franklin, Iniki, "My Life's in Shambles: Examining Interpersonal Relationships as a Moderating Factor in Reducing Post-Graduate Stress" (2018). Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University. 131.
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