OXFORD, NETRALNEWS.COM - A new study has revealed that the millennial generation is not ready to face the realities of life, and suffers from panic attacks and anxiety problems. A study of 2,000 young people preparing to start college education found that many are not ready to face the challenges of life independently.
The study found that more than half of the prospective students did not know how to pay the bills, and many believed that the cost of a night out was more expensive than paying rent. Researchers say that many prospective students are worried and confused by the prospect of leaving home to begin higher education.
The study found 61 percent of the millennium generation anxious about the prospects of continuing education to college, while 58 percent had sleep problems and 27 percent had panic attacks.
Researchers say the results show many prospective students are worried about not being aware of the challenges of life in college. The study also found that 60 percent of prospective students believe they will spend more time in college than in school.
But in practice, most of the university subjects spend less time on campus than in school, such as students in undergraduate programs often have less than ten hours of lectures a week.
Many of the participants of the research object consider themselves to have no problems with money, more than half admitted to not knowing how to pay bills. Many students are also unaware that paying rent is the biggest expense for students after tuition fees. When asked about their finances, only half of the prospective students correctly identify the accommodation as their biggest expense.
Researchers have warned that the prospect of leaving home has made millennium generations unprepared to feel anxious and panicky.
Nick Hilman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), which conducted the study said that more needed to be done to help students adjust to college.
"Fixing the gap between schools and universities. We know a lot about what the students are thinking, but very little about what is applied to the higher education that is expected to happen when they get there. We set out to rectify this gap because people expect a different student experience with the experience they get less satisfied and less learning," Hillman said, as quoted by Daily Mail.
The study also found that many prospective students with mental health problems do not plan to tell colleagues in their college about their condition. Only a third of prospective students who want to tell colleges about mental health problems, raising concerns that an institution can not prepare for the demands of the treatment correctly.