HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 11 (2023)

Academic Stress and Coping Mechanism of Students in Flexible Learning

Elaine Anzures

Discipline: Education



This study was conducted among the college students of Iloilo State College of Fisheries-Dingle Campus, Second Semester of AY 2020-2021. Specifically, the first to third year college students who are exposed to Flexible Learning Approach. The study utilized the correlational method of research and the data needed for the study were gathered using the online platform through the use of google forms from the adapted and researchermade questionnaires and was conducted from March 3-18, 2021. Two hundred eight-two students (282) selected randomly from first year to third year students from 4 colleges served as respondents of the study. The data gathered were subjected to the following statistical tools: frequency count, percentage, mean, Simple, Pearsons’ r and Independent Sample T-test. The findings of the study revealed that the level of stress in flexible learning as perceived by the College students of Iloilo State College of Fisheries-Dingle Campus is moderate. To cope up with stress, students seek themselves in praying and meditating when they are under stressed, seek out with their friends for conversation and support and use social media and entertainment media such as television for relaxation. Furthermore, a strong negative correlation between stress and coping mechanism of the students was noted. Thus, the researcher recommends that professors and subject teachers should adjust their instruction and requirements to lessen the possible stress that students carry in their shoulders. Webinar talks and conferences about Academic Stress and Coping Strategies for students must also strengthened.


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