"Balancing Act": The Life of an SJSU Student Edit This paper identifies student stressors including school, work, financial liabilities, family, medical history, and relationships. Students should focus on at least three of the former. How you navigate the strains associated with student life? What are the role conflicts (i.e., conflicting expectations with in two status)? Role strains( i.e., conflicting expectations within one status, that of a college student?