Academic Stress and Student Engagement among Undergraduate Students of School of Social Sciences at Makerere University Kampala
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The study sought to find out levels of academic stress, academic engagement and establish a relationship between academic stress and academic engagement among the social science students of Makerere University. A correlation design was adopted. A total of 50 questionnaires were randomly distributed among respondents. The researcher used self-administered questionnaires which consisted of closed ended questions to collect information from the respondents. Data was entered into computer using statistical package for social scientists (SPSS). Findings of the study indicated that there is no significant relationship between academic stress and academic engagement; there are moderate to high levels of academic stress and moderate levels of academic engagement among the social science students of Makerere University. The researcher concluded that there is no great influences of academic stress upon academic engagement since the findings show no relationship between the two variables, however the researcher suggested that more research should be conducted upon these two variables since we need to know whether the academic stress can influence academic engagement.