Causes and Effects of Stress on the Academic Performance of Students in College Of Education Program; Towards a Guide


  • Edgardo D. Caliste Jr.
  • Ernie M. Legaspi
  • Warren D. Malana
  • Renante M. Montallana
  • Ryan Christian V. Zuñiga
  • Paul Adrian F. Silawan


stress, academic performance, college of education academic performance, personality, impact, environment and traits


Stress refers to the sum of physical, mental, and emotional strains or tensions on a person. It is defined as a condition typically characterized by symptoms of mental and physical tension or strain which can result from a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened and/or pressured. Pressure and stress are major factors related to academic success and persistence of college students. They receive stress from multiple sources which can include, but are not limited to, time constraints, financial strain, academic workload, and interpersonal difficulties with faculty, peers, and significant others. College students can also experience stress from life events, especially those appearing as undesirable, uncontrollable, and unpredictable. Stress is a natural occurrence to a person’s life, but it has a big different impact on college students suffering it. Parents and educators should know how stress affects the brain and retards academic performance. The researchers chose this problem to inform and spread the idea and knowledge of this study and to mold people’s minds and become aware of the causes and effects of stress on the academic performance of college students. The study employed the descriptive research for collecting information or data to determine and identify the Causes and Effects of Stress on the Academic Performance of Students in the College of Education Program; Towards a Guide at Bestlink College of the Philippines during the Academic Year 2018-2019. The respondents are composed of fifty (50) fourth-year students in the college of the education program. The researchers used three instruments which are questionnaires, unstructured interviews, and focused group discussions. The majority of the respondents belong to the age range of 18-20 years old and 72% are female, 46% reside in a slum/squatter’s area, with most of them experiencing acute stress. Managing the financial burden and financial factor contributed the most stress to the respondents. One of the financial factors is the expenses for visual aids and teaching demonstration materials. Due to stress, respondents are unable to do best in their teaching demonstration and classroom reporting. Students could have managed their stress if there were a lot of opportunities to become aware of stress management. That is why one of the recommendations of the researchers was the school should consider conducting seminars on stress management. Since financial factors are onthe top of the causing stress to the respondents, the researchers also suggest that the school should give more scholarships to deserving and outstanding students.



How to Cite

Caliste Jr., E. D. ., Legaspi, E. M. ., Malana, W. D. ., Montallana, R. M. ., Zuñiga, R. C. V. ., & Silawan, P. A. F. . (2019). Causes and Effects of Stress on the Academic Performance of Students in College Of Education Program; Towards a Guide. Ascendens Asia Singapore – Bestlink College of the Philippines Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 1(1). Retrieved from