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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 108-112
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2016.108.112
Relationship between Academic Workload and Stress Level among Biomedical Science Students in Kuala Lumpur
M.S.A. Rahim, N.Z.M. Saat, H. Siti Aishah, S.A. Arshad, N.A.A. Aziz, N.N. Zakaria, K. Kaur, M.M. Kamaruddin and N.H.F. Suhaimi

Abstract:
A cross sectional study done to determine the relationship between academic workloads (credit hours, assignments and study hours) and stress level among biomedical science undergraduates according to gender and year of study. Undergraduates (n = 141, 14 male and 90 females) of biomedical science were chosen via systematic random sampling, responded on GHQ-30 questionnaires to determine their stress level, demographic data, study hour, credit hour and number of assignment per week. The study found that the mean stress level for male was 15.86±6.138 while, for female was 15.70±6.504. Stress level between year of study, study hour by year of study, credit hour by year of study and assignments by year of study was compared. The result indicated that there was significant difference (p<0.05) for study hour by year of study and credit hour by year of study. The results showed that there was weak correlation between stress and credit hour (r = 0.165), study hours (r = 0.062), number of assignment (r = 0.158). The conclusion can be drawn that the stress level of biomedical science undergraduates could be contributed by other factors such as personal problems, financial problems, college activities and others rather than academic workload.
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M.S.A. Rahim, N.Z.M. Saat, H. Siti Aishah, S.A. Arshad, N.A.A. Aziz, N.N. Zakaria, K. Kaur, M.M. Kamaruddin and N.H.F. Suhaimi, 2016. Relationship between Academic Workload and Stress Level among Biomedical Science Students in Kuala Lumpur. Journal of Applied Sciences, 16: 108-112.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2016.108.112

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2016.108.112

 
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