HOW PERCEIVED STRESS CAN INFLUENCE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: ANALYZING THE ROLE OF SOME CRITICAL STRESSORS

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman
  • Ms Rabia Sharif

Keywords:

stress, academic performance, management sciences, social support, course load

Abstract

Abstract
The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of stressors on academic performance of students of management sciences. Though researchers have explored stress from different aspects, yet more work is required to explore this issue in management sciences’ students of developing countries like Pakistan. This study tries to make an in-depth investigation into impact on academic performance due to four stressors i.e. financial stressors, course load, time management and social support. A quantitative approach has been adopted. The sample consists of 155 students from three universities located in Islamabad out of which response rate was 94 per cent. Results indicate that two main stressors of course load and social support affect the academic performance of students of management sciences.

Author Biographies

Dr. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman

Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership and Management Sciences, Faculty of Contemporary Studies National Defence University Islamabad.

Ms Rabia Sharif

Lecturer at the Department of Management Sciences, Air University, Islamabad.

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Published

17-08-2014

How to Cite

Rehman, Dr. Muhammad Zia, and Ms Rabia Sharif. 2014. “HOW PERCEIVED STRESS CAN INFLUENCE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: ANALYZING THE ROLE OF SOME CRITICAL STRESSORS”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 3 (1):51-63. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/100.