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Benderbal Ismahen


Through his growth, man goes through different stages of life, each has its own requirements, and some of these requirements require him to change the course of his life and reconsider his way of life. However, meeting these requirements or changing the course of life is not always easy; people may be exposed to varying colors of stress forces that prevent satisfying a need or achieving a particular goal. Alternatively, practicing desirable behavior or it forces him to obey and submit against his will and inclinations (Radwan, 2007, p. 77).

These compressive forces vary from age to age, both in terms of the intensity and variety of stress, or in terms of the individual's response to it. Being exposed to life stress is inevitable, as the reality of life is fraught with traumatic events and experiences, failure and frustration; it is rare for an individual to experience one type of such stress, but the strongest possibility is that the individual may be exposed to more than one type of stress, whether willingly or not, all happen simultaneously, not at intervals (Ali, 1995, p. 25).

The topic of stress has received great attention from scientists and researchers; this is because of its great impact on individuals in various aspects of life, accordingly, many studies have emerged that address and research in this context. Several private centers for the treatment and reduction of negative stress have also appeared abroad.

Given the importance of this topic, we will try to shed light on what stress is and how it occurs, and the most important effects and consequences resulting from it, which especially affect university students, finally, we will mention the most important methods of confronting them.

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