The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Perceived Academic Stress and Quality of Campus Life in Business Schools

Article Details
Pub. Date : October, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB151021
Author Name : N Akbar Jan, Asha Binu Raj, A K Subramani and Ashok Kumar Goute
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 16



The main objective of this paper is to explore the impact of students' perceived academic stress on the quality of campus life of business schools in South India. A survey was conducted among the first and final-year MBA students from Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad business schools. Structured questionnaires designed through Google Forms were used to gather the primary data from a sample of 386 students. A cross-sectional study examined the significant academic stressors and how students perceive and manage these stressors. In addition, this paper also analyzes the impact of academic stress on the quality of campus life by examining the physical health, environmental health, mental health, and social relationships among students. Data was collected thrice in a semester, i.e., during the beginning of the semester, mid-semester, and end of the semester during examinations. The research outcome shows that all the academic stress factors identified in the study (stress perception, stressors, and stress management) significantly relate to the academic stress construct. Similarly, physical, environmental, and mental health and social relationship are positively associated with the quality of campus life. The results of the SEM also portray that the academic stress prevailing in the business schools results in negative perceptions towards the quality of campus life among the student community.


Stress is an inevitable part of present-day life; however, the reason, type, and level of stress varies from person to person based on the age group, gender, profession, and lifestyle. In addition, competitive environment around us also leads to stress in our