Definition of Stress

definition of stress for teachers and students

Definition of Stress is varied. Stress affects every single one of us. Without stress we would be totally apathetic and would achieve nothing in life. Too much and it will pull us apart. The right amount of stress should get us out our comfort zone and move us forward.

Please find some definitions below.

  • When the emotional and physical impact of negative experiences are greater than the body's ability to deal with them.
  • the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them.
  • the body's reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.
  • Outside forces impacting on the individual.
  • a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.
    R S Lazarus
  • Stress in humans results from interactions between persons and their environment that are perceived as straining or exceeding their adaptive capacities and threatening their well-being. The element of perception indicates that human stress responses reflect differences in personality, as well as differences in physical strength or general health.
    Rebecca J Frey
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