Influence of Academic Stress on University Students Academic Performance

Keywords: Academic Stress, Academic Achievement, University Students


The present study investigates the influence of academic stress on student’s academic performance among university students. The objectives of this study is to find out the influence of academic stress on academic performance of university level students and to compare the academic stress in terms of their gender and schools i.e. School of Engineering (SOE), School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) and School of Sciences (SOS). A total of 120 University students were selected by random sampling technique from Tezpur University,India. Descriptive survey method was adopted in the study. The tool used in this study was Academic Stress Scale constructed by Rajendran & Kaliappan (1990). Academic performance t was measured using student’s semester exams results. To find out the correlation between academic stress and academic performance Pearson product-moment correlation method was used and the result shows positive correlation. Further, it was also found that stress and academic achievement has no significant gender difference. The result also shows that there is no significant difference in academic stress among university level students in respect to their school.