ASU students indicated the following had resulted in receiving a lower grade in a class, taking an incomplete or dropping a class, or disrupting their graduate studies over the past 12 months:
- Anxiety - 13.0%
- Stress - 15.7%
60.9% of ASU students indicated they experienced more than average or tremendous stress during the past 12 months.
64.8% of ASU students indicated they felt overwhelming anxiety during the past 12 months.
- Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety among college students.
- Mindfulness supports attention, focus and memory.
Many ASU students experience positive benefits by engaging in mindfulness practices.
- Among ASU students, 58.0% reported they had engaged in mindfulness practices in the previous 7 days.
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