State-Trait Anxiety and Perceived Stress in Relation to Academic Workload in University Students

Author: Sidrah Kanwal

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate relationship between State-Trait anxiety and Perceived Stress in relation to Academic Workload in University Students. It was hypothesized that there is relationship between state-trait anxiety and perceived stress in relation to academic workload. For this purpose a sample of 100 University students from the two faculties i.e. Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Science of University of the Punjab were taken. State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Perceived Stress scale and Academic Workload scale were used as tools for the individual assessment of the student’s anxiety, stress and academic workload. Formal permission was sought from every department authority and then individual assessment was done by the researcher in the premises of the departments. Data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and independent sample t-test. Findings of the research have important implications as this research can help in understanding student’s level of anxiety and stress in relation to workload excessive stress and anxiety can sometimes lead to health problems.

Keywords: State-Trait Anxiety, Perceived Stress, Academic Workload, Health problems

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