Title: Determinants of stress amongst B-school students: an empirical investigation

Authors: Navneet Gera; Walter Vesperi; Amit Kumar

Addresses: Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Research (BVIMR), Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, 110063, India ' University of Catanzaro, Piazza Pugliatti, 1, Italy ' G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida, India

Abstract: The objective of this research is to examine the determining factors of stress and the stressors affecting undergraduate and postgraduate students. The topic of stress in students has taken on an important role in academy literature of HRM. The study uses an explorative methodology with quali-quantitative methods. Data sample includes undergraduate and postgraduate business-school (B-school) students. The study investigates several aspects related to academic stress, such as college/university exams, parental expectations, attendance, assessment and final placements. Findings highlight that social stress constitutes about 20% of the variance explained in stress, followed by academic stress (university exam), academic stress (internal exam) and job-related stress which are 18%, 14% and 14.2% respectively. Social factor plays a role in causing stress; B-schools need to pay attention to formulation of strategies for social support.

Keywords: academic stress; human resource management; HR practices; well-being; social stress.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2021.10038976

International Journal of Management Practice, 2021 Vol.14 No.5, pp.601 - 620

Received: 08 Aug 2020
Accepted: 01 Nov 2020

Published online: 31 Aug 2021 *

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