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Investigating the effects of stress on achievement: BIOSTRESS dataset

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revised on 2023-10-22, 08:45 and posted on 2023-10-22, 08:47 authored by Çağla Çöpürkaya, Elif Meriç, Elif Berra Erik, Büşra Kocaçınar, Fatma Patlar Akbulut, Cagatay Catal

The effects of chronic stress on academic and professional achievement can have a substantial impact. This relationship is highlighted through a dataset that includes questionnaires and physiological data from a group of individuals. The questionnaire data of 48 individuals, the physiological data of 20 individuals during sessions with a psychologist, and the exam data of 8 individuals were analyzed. The questionnaire data collected includes demographic information and scores on the TOAD stress scale. Physiological data was captured using the Empatica e4, a wearable device, which measured various signals such as blood volume pulse, electrodermal activity, body temperature, interbeat intervals, heart rate, and 3-axis accelerometer data. These measurements were taken under different stress conditions, both high and low, during therapy sessions and an exam respectively. Overall, this study significantly contributes to our understanding of how stress affects achievement. By providing a large dataset consisting of questionnaires and physiological data, this research helps researchers gain a better understanding of the complex relationship between stress and achievement. It also enables them to develop innovative strategies for managing stress and enhancing academic and professional success.

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Published in: Data in Brief
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  • 2023

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