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"I Never Expected This": Expectancy Violations And Stress In Millennials, Sarah Pogue Apr 2018

"I Never Expected This": Expectancy Violations And Stress In Millennials, Sarah Pogue

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Millennials are said to be the most stressed out age group in the United States (Coccia, & Darling, 2016). Between general life stressors and the new stress that has emerged due to the increase in technology and social communication, millennials are simply overloaded with stress from all angles. In order to communicate and make sense of this stress, most millennials find themselves discussing these stressful events with their close friends. In fact, according to Jody Koenig Kellas, Haley Kranstuber Horstman, Erin K. Willer, and Kirsten Car (2015), 95% of people tell stories about stressful events soon after they occur to someone ...