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Stress and Academic Performance The objective of this study is to determine if students stress levels are related to an increase or decrease in overall performance It was assumed that a student who is under minimal stress conditions would outperform a student under severe stress conditions both in and outside of school as well as be able to better manage multiple responsibilities at one time On the other hand it is believed that students under severe stress conditions would perform poorly in school and have a harder time managing different obligations In essence the effects of stress on a person will be related to their overall performance Students held accountable for several duties experience less time because the plethora of liabilities which consume their precious time this lack of time is know as time stress because the limitations of time applies a strain on daily activities Time stress essentially leads to swift decisions which are dictated by biases Lkehner Seyed Mir OConnor Sak Mullin 1998 and experiences to hurry up the process of decision-making These decisions based on biases and past experiences lead to incorrect assumptions and inversely affect academic performance The most frequently mentioned stressor for students is school and fear-related stressors Dawod 1996 Students with diverse roles controlling their days experience more stress than students with more simplistic lives Hynes 1998 I hypothesize that a link exists between stress and academic performance in school To begin the study to prove this hypothesis two classrooms of the same grade of students would be gathered The classrooms would then labeled group A and group B Group B would be the control group and would be instructed that their exam would be only a practice and would not affect their current marks On the other hand Group A would be the experimental group receiving instructions that the exam at hand would be worth forty percent of their mark In this experiment the independent variable
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