Students’ Level of Stress in Relation to the Academic Performance of Tagbilaran City College




Level of Stress, Academic Performance, Correlational Quantitative Research, Areas, General Education, Major Subjects


The main thrust of this study was to determine the level of stress in relation to the academic performance of Tagbilaran City College. The study utilized quantitative research. The level of stress of the respondents was determined using a modified standardized questionnaire adopted from Cohen & Mermeistein (1983). Percentages, Weighted Mean, Kruskal-Wallis Test, Chi-Square Test, ANOVA, Spearman Rank Correlation, and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient were used to analyze the data collected. Results showed that the majority of the students were in the age range of 20 – 24 and female. Most of them took the BS Office Administration program, were full-time students and the majority of the respondents were second-year-level. It was revealed that students’ academic performance was interpreted as Very Good in terms of General Education and major subjects. There was an insignificant relationship between Age, Sex, and Course to Level of Stress, but year level was significant to the level of stress. Also, there was an insignificant relationship between Age, Sex, and year level to their Academic Performance, but the course was significant to academic performance. There was no significant relationship between the Level of Stress and academic performance and the study found a significant relationship between the ratings of the General Education subjects and major subjects. Thus, the ratings of the General Education subject can be associated with the major subjects. There is no significant variance between the Level of Stress and the course taken by the students. In addition, there was no significant correlation between the level of stress and sex, which means male and female students have the same level of stress. Moreover, a significant difference between the level of stress and the year level of the students. Second-year students overpowered the First-year students in relation to their level of stress.


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