|dc.description.abstract||Despite the existence of studies on specific areas relating to college students' stress such
as coping behaviors, stress in relation to health, and stress management there is little
documentation existing on the specific factors that cause stress and burnout amongst
college students. A more holistic assessment needs to be carried out to understand the
factors that lead to stress and subsequent burnout among the college students and patterns
of stressors in relation to personal and academic tasks that college students deal with.
This study therefore was set out to investigate the factors that cause stress and burnout
among teacher training college students in Kenya.
The study aimed at achieving the following objectives:- to establish if nature of academic
programs, duration of the course, the relationship between trainees demographics,
government support on facilities and placement, administration, counselling and
communication was a cause of stress and burnout among the trainees of Primary Teacher
Training Colleges in central zone. In the Literature Review section, the study reviewed
studies that have been conducted in institutions on issues related to stress and burnout.
The study was a descriptive survey of college students in Central zone. The target
population constituted of principals, heads of guidance and counselling department and
primary teacher trainees of Murang'a Teachers Training College, Kamwenja T.T. and
Kilimambogo T.T.C. The study targeted a total of 200 respondents. Data was collected
using interview schedules, questionnaires and observation. In addition, documents about
the institutions and the students were reviewed. The data collected was computed and
analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Data was interpreted and
inferences made and presented descriptively using charts, tables and percentages.
The findings of this study revealed that trainees in Teacher Training colleges are
experiencing stress and burnout. It was expected that the results of the study would
document the nature of academic programmes; course duration; the government support
and placement, college administration, communication and counselling; and the students'
demographic background in Primary Teacher Training Colleges. The information
generated was the findings of the study.||en_US