Chapter 1: Introduction
Our research topic is stress and life satisfaction and academic performance. With this research topic, our group hopes to find out certain pressing matters that affect the daily livelihood of University students. In general, our research findings will try to answer these questions through the use of descriptive statistics. To make this finding valid, we are using quota sampling and convenience sampling methods to collect the data from the samples. The samples we choose is the undergraduate psychology students.
We will review and rehearse certain journals that correspond with our topic at hand. From our lateral understanding of these topics, we intend to draw inspiration and formalities of academic from the literature review portion.
We have posed Research Questions that fall in line with what we intend to study. They are differences in stress between genders, stress levels and academic performance, life satisfaction between genders and finally, stress levels against life satisfaction.
We are interested in measuring stress level among the students because they are people which are consistently suffering from stress in their daily life. Stress can bring us negative effects like depression and health issues but it is somehow able to show positive effects such as acting as motivation in our life. We are debating whether females having higher stress level than males or vice versa, how stress levels can boost or impede academic performance and life satisfaction respectively.
Chapter 2: Literature Review
The study conducted by Mary Alleyne, Philmore Alleyne and Dion Greenidge from University of the West Indies, Barbados was to assess life satisfaction and perceived stress among undergraduate university students in Barbados. A self-administered questionnaire was administered to a random sample of 500 undergraduate students across four of the faculties during Semester two of academic year 2008-2009 while one hundred and seventy-two (172) useable questionnaires were received including 51 male and 121 female students with a mean age of 24.9 years. The study used a 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) developed by Diener et al. (1985) to measure undergraduate student's life satisfaction and were measured using a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree with a high overall reliability of 0.78 in this study. Students were asked to state their degree of satisfaction with several aspects of life including educational experience, academic performance, friendships, health and living environment. Results show that there was a significant negative correlation between the two variables with higher levels of perceived stress associated with lower levels of satisfaction with life (Alleyne & Greenidge, 2010)
Next, the study conducted by Kamarudin Rafidah, Aris Azizah, Mohd Daud Norzaidi, Siong Choy Chong, Mohamed Intan Salwani and Ibrahim Noraini from Universiti Teknologi MARA,...