Research Study on Relationships Between Life Satisfaction and Academic Performance

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Our research topic is stress and life satisfaction and academic performance. With this research topic, our group hopes to find out certain pressing matters that affect the daily livelihood of University students. In general, our research findings will try to answer these questions through the use of descriptive statistics. To make this finding valid, we are using quota sampling and convenience sampling methods to collect the data from the samples. The samples we choose is the undergraduate psychology students.
We will review and rehearse certain journals that correspond with our topic at hand. From our lateral understanding of these topics, we intend to draw inspiration and formalities of academic from the …show more content…

The study used a 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) developed by Diener et al. (1985) to measure undergraduate student's life satisfaction and were measured using a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree with a high overall reliability of 0.78 in this study. Students were asked to state their degree of satisfaction with several aspects of life including educational experience, academic performance, friendships, health and living environment. Results show that there was a significant negative correlation between the two variables with higher levels of perceived stress associated with lower levels of satisfaction with life (Alleyne & Greenidge, 2010)
Next, the study conducted by Kamarudin Rafidah, Aris Azizah, Mohd Daud Norzaidi, Siong Choy Chong, Mohamed Intan Salwani and Ibrahim Noraini from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia and Putra International College, Melaka, Malaysia was to examine the relationship between stress factors (health, social and academic) and the level of perceived stress at three different periods of a semester (beginning, middle and end) and their impact on the academic performance of Pre-Diploma Science students at the University of Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. The population of the Pre-Diploma Science students for the June-November 2005 intake in the campus was 242 and all of the students were chosen as subjects for the survey. 154 complete responses were returned out of the

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