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Case Study Page 1 Case Study Billie E. Henderson Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Case Study Page 2 For the final assignment I chose the case study of Jennifer. Jennifer has so many stress factors in her life which I can sympathize with. While I cannot identify with all of her stress factors I can identify with the fact that she has so many both at home, at work and in her personal life. What are the causes of stress in Michael’s or Jennifer’s life? How is stress affecting Michael’s or Jennifer’s health? In Jennifer’s case there are a number of stressors in her life. She is working a job that requires a lot of her attention and time. She is not only working but having to commute an hour each way to get to work. She and her husband have been trying to conceive for over a year and have not been able to. She lost a child eight months ago, two months into the pregnancy. Her father is sick and she has to face the possible fact that she may have to admit him into a home against his wishes. Her mother passed away two years ago which has to be hard on her being that she is trying to start a family but has not been able to. Her in-laws keep asking Jennifer if she is expecting trying to encourage her to focus on her next pregnancy. The stress that Jennifer is under seems to be causing her body to break down. She has been complaining of headaches, backaches, and indigestion for six months or longer. She has been to the doctor several times but the doctors have not been able to find anything wrong. The pain she is having seems to be increasing although the doctors cannot find anything physically wrong with her. The fact that she is under so much stress is causing her body to break down and feel pain. Perhaps if she were not under so much stress her body would not be reacting in the way that it is. How are these stressors impacting Michael or Jennifer’s self-concept and self-esteem? Jennifer’s self-concept is being influenced negatively by the stressors in her life. She is overwhelmed and has so much going on in her life that she is questioning every role she carries in her life. Her self-esteem is being affected greatly in a negative way because of the stress she is under. Jennifer insists she is happy and not feeling stressed, yet she finds herself making more mistakes at work, unable to keep up with the housework, and feeling tired and overwhelmed; she
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Case Study Page 3 has begun to question her effectiveness as an employee, wife, daughter, and potential mother. Because she is questioning herself in every role she has taken on, her self-concept is being jeopardized. Her self-esteem, I’m sure, has gone downhill since taking on so much responsibility and since she has so much on her mind. If her self-concept was viewed differently by Jennifer, her self-esteem would be different too. Any person that is under a lot of stress begins to question
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course A a taught by Professor A during the Spring '09 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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