Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science
[ ISSN : 2833-0986 ]

Determinants of Perceived Stress among University Students

Research Article
Volume 4 - Issue 2 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CRPBS/1087

Shamshul Anaz Kassim* and Nurwahida Fuad

Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Corresponding Authors

Shamshul Anaz Kassim, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis Branch, Arau Campus, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia.


Perceived Stress; Dispositional optimism; Perceived academic control; Self-esteem and cognitive intervention

Received : January 30, 2023
Published : February 20, 2023


The everyday incidence of stress is common. It may have an impact on someone’s psychological health. However, if it is not adequately handled, it could be hazardous. Stress is more common among university students. Stress is an international concern. Students today tend to be more agitated and anxious than students in past generations. Whether dispositional optimism, perceived academic control, self-esteem, and cognitive intervention will have an impact on felt stress was the subject of this study. This survey included a total of 367 students from public universities in Malaysia’s northern region. The study had a six-month time frame. Pearson correlation and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The findings indicated that among university students, cognitive intervention and self-esteem have the greatest influence on perceived stress.