Changchang is a first-year international student who is missing the comforts of home and family, and she is finding it challenging to communicate with others. Changchang is attending all her classes and seeking help with regards to her academic success when needed. She understands the material in her classes but it takes her longer to learn due to primarily working in her second language (English instead of Chinese). According to the situation described above, what statement best describes Changchang’s stressors?
AChangchang’s absolute stressors involve culture changes and language barriers whereas her relative stressors are family, connection, and school stressors.
BChangchang’s absolute stressors involve culture changes, language barriers, family, connection, and school stressors. There are no relative stressors.
CChangchang’s culture changes and family would be classified as eustress while language barriers are distress.
DChangchang’s relative stressors involve school stressors, culture changes and language barriers whereas her absolute stressors are family, and social connection.