Influence of Students’ Academic Stress on Their Mental Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic


Authors : Julsar T. Calonia; Jizza Joy C. Bagsic; Abegaile S. Lato; Maloy D. Listahan; Jesrel G. Fernando; Clarilyn S. Bardago

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6812565

The study aimed to ascertain the influence of academic stress on mental health among college students of the San Agustin Institute of Technology amidst COVID19 Pandemic. The study surveyed two hundred sixty-four (264) respondents using an adapted standardized survey questionnaire. The qualified respondents were selected using simple random techniques. The data collected were analyzed using mean, Pearson r moment correlation, and simple regression techniques. The study reveals that most of the students experienced moderate to extreme stress (94.39% or 249 out of 264) and majority had moderate to high levels of mental health problems (75.36 or 199 out of 264) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, the results show that academic stress is significantly correlated with mental health using correlation analysis. Alternatively, using regression analysis, the result indicates that academic stress posited a significant influence on mental health. It suggests that the students stress on their academic engagement affects their mental health condition, especially amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords : Academic Stress; Mental Health; COVID-19 Pandemic; Regression; Philippines.

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