The Mediating Influence of Academic Self-Efficacy on Students’ Scholastic Stress and Performance

The Study of Perceived Parental Expectations


  • Sarah Mahmood Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan - Pakistan
  • Hina Fareed Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan - Pakistan
  • Rizwana Amin Department of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Islamabad - Pakistan



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This study aimed to investigate the role of parental expectation on academic performance and academic stress with mediating effect of self-efficacy. A correlational research design was used for the study. Three hundred students at secondary schools were selected through purposive convenient sampling. Data were collected through the administration of four respective scales: Parental Expectation Scale; Questionnaire on Academic Stress in Secondary Education (QASSE), and Academic Self-efficacy Scale; Academic Performance Questionnaire. The following statistical methods were used to test hypotheses after the data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics; Correlation analysis; Linear Regression analysis; and Independent sample t-test. The findings revealed a positive correlation between parental expectations, academic stress, academic performance, and self-efficacy. Parental expectations were found to have a significant impact on both academic stress and performance. Results of the present study revealed that academic self-efficacy partially mediates the association between parental expectation and academic stress. Male students reported greater levels of parental expectation, academic stress, academic performance, and self-efficacy than females. Academic institutes are recommended to involve parents regarding their parental expectations to overcome the academic stress and increase the performance of students.


Academic Stress, Perceived Parental Expectations, Self-efficacy, Students’ Performance


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How to Cite

Mahmood, S., Fareed, H., & Amin, R. (2023). The Mediating Influence of Academic Self-Efficacy on Students’ Scholastic Stress and Performance: The Study of Perceived Parental Expectations. Academy of Education and Social Sciences Review, 3(2), 213–221.