are activities, events or other stimuli that cause stress. They may be internal or external. These may include starting a new job or losing one, job demands, peer pressure, family demands, societal expectations or loss of a loved one. Other stressors may be having too big plans, interpersonal conflicts and demand during joyful situations.
In the workplace, occupational stress can occur when there is a discrepancy between the demands of the workplace and the ability of the individual to carry out and complete these demands [3
]. Combining housework, childcare, shopping, cooking with an outside job and trying to do everything on time is one of the biggest factors of women being more stressed at work [4
]. In an occupational setting, excessive workload can serve as a stressor for employees and has been linked with several symptoms [5
]. In the educational setting, students may suffer from academic stress resulting from tests, homework and other school requirements which may exceed their abilities [6
]. A study by Hamaideh reported that the highest group of stressors experienced by students were however self imposed stressors, followed by pressure [7
]. A number of scientists classify these stressors in relation to their intensity, regularity or duration [6