Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

This mixed-methods study sought to determine OT student and professor perceptions of factors influencing student stress. An online quantitative descriptive survey and open-ended interviews indicated high student stress levels. Stress was heightened by personal, financial, and academic pressures. Recommendations include enhanced communication between professors and students, adjustment of academic requirements, stress reduction instruction, and increased counseling services.

Primary Author and Speaker: Grace Fisher

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jessica Grab, Meghan Long, Julianna Norris, and Kristen Pilchik

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