Academic stress differentially influences perceived stress, salivary cortisol, and immunoglobulin-A in undergraduate students.

@article{Murphy2010AcademicSD,
  title={Academic stress differentially influences perceived stress, salivary cortisol, and immunoglobulin-A in undergraduate students.},
  author={Lara C Murphy and Randy Denis and Christopher Patrick Ward and Jaime L Tartar},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={365-70}
}
Academic examination stress is reported to increase physiological and self-report measures of stress and to decrease immune functioning. Here, we investigate biochemical and self-report measures of stress, immune functioning, and academic pressures before and during a midterm examination period. Undergraduate students were asked to complete a measure of global stress, the perceived stress scale (PSS-10), and to indicate their current level of perceived stress. They also answered questions… CONTINUE READING

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