The Academic Stress in Accounting Students

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A Study on the Sources of Stress among Undergraduates in Bachelor of Accounting Program in International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak 2nd August 2013 Abstract Study and stress are two common issues that can never be separated from a student’s life. The purpose of this research is to study the sources of stress which have been revolving around the undergraduates in International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak. A sample of 40 respondents were used which consist the students from the Bachelor of Accounting program. The respondents were given a set of survey which was distributed in the class and via email. The results showed that the sources of stress among undergraduate students are related to academic performance pressure,…show more content…
Therefore, the purpose of this research is to examine the sources of stress which have been revolving around the university students. In particular, this research will be emphasizing on the undergraduates of accounting program only. Hence, the aims of this study being conducted is to further investigate whether the sources of stress among undergraduates in Bachelor of Accounting Program in International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak are related with the academic performance pressure, financial problems or unhealthy behavior or not. After that, the next objective of this research is to identify which of the three factors of unhealthy behavior, academic performance stress and financial status that has the strongest influence towards university students’ stress specifically among undergraduates in Bachelor of Accounting Program in International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak. Thus, for these reasons this present study is worth being elaborated. The two fundamental research questions that can be generated from this study’s research objectives are as follows: 1. Does stress among undergraduates in Bachelor of Accounting Program in International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak related to unhealthy behavior, academic performance pressure and financial problems? 2. What is the main contributing factor among these three sources that may have led to stress
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