The interaction between academic stress and self-control in predicting psychological well-being

Balan Rathakrishnan and Azizi Yahaya and Soon Singh Bikar Singh and Mohd Dahlan A. Malek and Muhammad Idris Bullare @ Bahari and Ismail Maakip and Voo, Peter Su Kiong and Noor Hassline Mohamed (2023) The interaction between academic stress and self-control in predicting psychological well-being. Environment and Social Psychology, 8. pp. 1-16. ISSN 2424-7979

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This study was conducted to identify the influence of academic stress and self-control on the psychological wellbeing of university students in the Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia campus. Besides that, gender ethnicity and location (oncampus and off-campus) have been compared according to academic stress, self-control and psychological well-being. This study uses a quantitative method in which 320 university students were involved. The research questionnaire consists of the Perception of Academic Stress Scale (PAS), the Sense of Control Scale and the Psychological Wellbeing (PWB) Scale were used as instruments of this study. This study found that academic stress and self-control are direct predictors of the psychological well-being of university students during the COVID-19, with beta value, the study findings showed (Beta = –0.18, R² = 0.056, p < 0.05) and self-control (Beta = 0.17, R² = 0.052, p < 0.05). Based on this indicates, academic stress contributed (5.6%) and self-control (5.2%) to the psychological well-being of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due to the academic stress from the aspect of workload that is given during the online teaching and learning sessions. Therefore, university student needs to give importance to self-control and other recreational activity for them to be psychologically happy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With high self-control, students can manage their academic stress and increase their psychological well-being.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Academic stress, Self-control, Psychological well-being, COVID-19
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1-990 Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB5-3640 Theory and practice of education > LB2300-2430 Higher education
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine > RA643-645 Disease (Communicable and noninfectious) and public health
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 10:54
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 10:54

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