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The Response of the Deans Listers of the College of International

Relations towards Academic Stress

SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE
The purpose of the study is to determine which of the opposite effects of
academic stress eustress and distress do the Deans Listers of the College of
International Relations experience. The researchers of this survey are solely
responsible for its contents. Your responses will remain confidential and will be used by
the researchers only for the purpose identified by the researchers.
Name:

Gender:

Age:

Major:

A. QUESTION ON THE CAUSES OF ACADEMIC STRESS


What is the most common source (stressors) of your academic stress?
Kindly encircle the letter of your choice.

a. difficulty of the subjects


b. professors
c. pressure because of
competition
d. academic work
(assignment, project,
research and quizzes)

This portion is composed of two parts.


B. MODIFIED ACADEMIC STRESS SCALE

This modified academic stress scale was used by Balaji, Rao (2012) in his research
entitled, A Study of Academic Stress and Adjustment Styles of Teacher Trainees.
This scale consists of 10 statement describing the causes of stress in your college life
as a Deans Lister in the College of International Relations. The level of stress you feel for
each item can be indicated by marking a mark on the parenthesis given beside each
statement.
1 mild stress - enough new demands and challenges to keep your life and your work
meaningful and interesting, but not so many that you feel overwhelmed.
2 moderate stress - means you are starting to feel dis-stressed or overwhelmed,
and a warning sign that you need to think about decreasing your demands or increasing
your ability to manage those demands.
3 severe stress - means that your stress levels are causing significant impairment to
your ability to function in your work, in your relationships, and in your activities of daily
living.
No.
Statement
1
2
3

Incomplete or confusing study material

Not able to understand the subject matter

Lack of confidence in reciting in the class

Lack of fluency on the English language during recitation

Taking an unannounced quiz

Working on a paper (reaction, analysis)

Professors demanding too many academic works


7

(assignment, project, research, or quizzes)


8

Lack of mastery in the subject matter of the professor

Examinations coming up and fees are not yet paid

In need of requirements and there isnt enough money


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left

C. FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONNAIRE
Before you proceed, note that all questions should be answered with this situation in
mind: Imagine that you are under a lot of stress. You have 3 major exams coming
up, 2 papers to pass, and only a day and a half left to prepare. You will see a series
of questions and you are simply to put a on either Yes or No.

TABLE 1: ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE


No.

Question

Yes

No

Do you feel optimistic to fight ahead?

Do your goals motivate you?

Do you feel calm and can proceed with fervor?

Do you see yourself failing at every challenges?

Do you end up resorting to escapism (daydreaming, watching movies/TV,

etc.) to avoid responsibilities?

(
(

)
)

Do you consider not going to class to prolong your review period?

TABLE 2: MENTAL HEALTH


Remember that you are under a lot of stress. You have 3 major exams
coming up, 2 papers to pass, and only a day and a half left to prepare.

Do you think you can achieve something when youre trying to survive
the stressors?

difficulty of the subjects


professors
pressure because of competition
academic work (assignment, project, research and quizzes)
financial problems

Do you think you are more confident while youre facing obstacles?

Do you think you respect yourself more and more as you go along?

Do you feel bad about yourself and even your life?

Do you get nervous and start to doubt that you can handle those
5
obstacles?
Do you have negative thoughts because you seem to feel too much
6
burden?
Table 3: SOCIAL LIFE
When you are under stress:
Do you still enjoy extracurricular activities like sports, dance, music, and
1
art?

Do the extra-curricular activities above still gives you a sense of purpose


2

or competence?
3

Do you still want to join an organization?

Do you tend to avoid extracurricular activities so you can focus on your

academic works?
Do you devote the majority of your time to your studies that you are no

longer capable of socializing with your peers?


Do you feel isolated with your friends, families, and other relations?