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

The Study of Perceived Parental Expectations

Authors

  • Sarah Mahmood Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan - Pakistan https://orcid.org/0009-0009-9133-8261
  • Hina Fareed Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan - Pakistan
  • Rizwana Amin Department of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Islamabad - Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3262-6329

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48112/aessr.v3i2.493

Abstract

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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.

Keywords:

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

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Published

2023-05-31

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. https://doi.org/10.48112/aessr.v3i2.493

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