The Relationship Between Study Anxiety and Academic Performance among Engineering Students

Muhammad Nubli, Abdul Wahab and Vitasari, Prima and Ahmad, Othman and Herawan, Tutut and Suriya Kumar, Sinnadurai (2010) The Relationship Between Study Anxiety and Academic Performance among Engineering Students. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 8. pp. 490-497. ISSN 1877-0428 (print); 1877-0428 (online). (Published)


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Anxiety is one of the major predictors of academic performance. Students with anxiety disorder display a passive attitude in their studies such as lack of interest in learning, poor performance in exams, and on assignments. This research observes the relationship between study anxiety level and students’ academic performance. The test to find out a significant correlation of anxiety and academic performance was has carried out among engineering students. A total 205 males and females student participated in this test. They were second year students from four engineering faculties at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP).The study anxiety level was measured using State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Meanwhile, students’ academic performance was measured using Grade Point Average (GPA). The results showed that there was a significant correlation of high level anxiety and low academic performance among engineering students, with significant correlation (p=0.000) and the correlation coefficient is small with r=-.264. Large of sample size required to strengthen the coefficient correlation was suggested for further research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Presented at International Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010 (ICMER 2010)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Study anxiety; Academic performance; Student
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: azrin
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 07:44
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 03:32
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