Knowledge and results
In this section you can find some of the knowledge behind Pernille Steen Pedersen’s understanding of stress and well-being as well as some of the main results from our research on stress prevention and well-being among students at CBS.
Stress and shame
Stress can be seen as a relational and intra-relational phenomenon that is linked to a deeper experience of shame. Read more about Pernille Steen Pedersen’s approach to stress and how it is a product of collective and cultural dynamics, and not merely about the individual.
Compassion is an important human skill essential for a more sustainable development of our societies, but it is also important for well-being in study and work environments and can be preventative of stress. Read more about compassion and why it is relevant related to stress prevention and working with well-being.
Our research has shown that experiences of feeling inadequate during one’s study life were widespread among students and is a normal part of a learning environment. Read more about inadequacy, how and why it arises, and ways to work with it.
Difficulties in teamwork or being in groups has shown in our research to be one of the main reasons for why students express feeling stressed or under significant pressure. Read more about the different aspects of teamwork challenges among students.
Particularly new students are more likely to feel overwhelmed and insecure as they embark on a whole new study life, and for some, it can lead to stress and decrease in their well-being. Read more about the issues concerning being a new student within higher education.
The existence of a performance culture among students today have been widely documented and discussed, but what does it mean and what are some of the underlying reasons for this increasing pressure? Read more about the pressure from performance and grades, including exams, among students at CBS.
The myth of the ideal student
There exist a myth about what an ideal student looks like at CBS. It creates an ideal in the study culture that is unrealistic, which gives rise to increasing pressure, stress and fear of failure for many students. Learn more about this myth, why it’s a myth, and explore the different material that are developed to challenge and debunk the myth.
Pernille Steen Pedersen has developed formats for hosting well-being workshops in different lengths and styles. Here she shares the research knowledge, many concrete examples from students, survey data and the material she has developed to work with well-being among students.