Title: A study on factors affecting academic stress amongst students of higher education – a system dynamic approach

Authors: Priyanka Singh; Sanjay Bhushan; Anuja Shukla

Addresses: Department of Management, Medi-Caps University, Indore, India ' Department of Management, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India ' Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Symbiosis International (Deemed to be University), Pune, India

Abstract: Stress is an important issue for students and society as a whole. Stress in academic institutions can lead to both positive and negative consequences. In the current paper, researchers identify the antecedents of students' academic stress. The findings of the study indicate that many additional factors influence students' stress such as study, teaching, social relations, financial and environmental (administrative and campus) of the students which impacts students life. Higher education institutions focus on students' involvement in co-curricular activities. They also have counselling facility for the students who are suffering from stress and also run stress management programmes for the students according to their needs and level of stress. Strategically managed stress helps to increase the positive outcome like productivity of students and performance over a period of time.

Keywords: stress; value-based education; higher education; system dynamics modelling; simulation; causal loop diagram; stock flow.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2023.130233

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2023 Vol.29 No.4, pp.504 - 517

Published online: 10 Apr 2023 *

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