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The relationship between motivation, perceived stress and academic achievement in students

Rücker, J.C. (2012) The relationship between motivation, perceived stress and academic achievement in students.

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Abstract:Many studies point out that students are often prone to stress, which can have several negative impacts on their health and the way they accomplish tasks. Furthermore, not only perceived stress is an important factor students are faced with during their academic career and which may influence their academic performance. Many studies indicated that the academic motivation is one of the most important factors in order to succeed at the university. The present study is aimed to examine the relationship between motivation, perceived stress and academic performance. Therefore, 146 undergraduate psychology students at the University of Twente took part and filled in an online questionnaire, containing the Academic Motivation Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale and additional questions concerning their academic performance and possible stressors. It was found that both gender and native language affected the level of perceived stress. In addition to that, the feeling of stress was significant correlated with the failing rate of courses. Not being motivated was found to be associated with higher levels of stress and a lower Grade Point Average.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/62412
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