Academic Stress among Undergraduate Students: Measuring the Effects of Stress Inoculation Techniques

A.O. Busari


The study investigated the Effects of Stress Inoculation Techniques in Fostering Adjustment to Academic Stress among Undergraduate Students of University of Ado Ekiti, Emmanuel Alayande Campus Oyo, Symptoms of stress and various stressors in Academic work of students were identified.480 students participated in this study. Data was collected using Student Academic Stress scale (SASS) Independent samples, t-test statistical analysis was utilized to process the data of the hypotheses tested while simple percentage was used to analyse symptoms of stress and various stress in academic work.Results of the findings indicated that Stress Inoculation Techniques was effective in fostering adjustment to academic stress among undergraduate students. Experimental group were better adjusted to academic stress than the control group. Results also indicated that undergraduates in their second year were better adjusted to academic stress than their first year counterparts. Male participants differ significantly in their level of adjustment to academic stress than the female participants. Again, treatment was effective on participants that attended public secondary schools than those that attended private secondary schools.Implications for lecturers, counselors, and university administrators were also discussed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n27p599

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