Stress, peer pressure and academic performance among secondary school students
Nazziwa, Shantal Florence
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The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between stress, peer pressure and academic performance among adolescents. The study was conducted at St. Noa secondary school located in Kampala district. A correlational study design was used and 100 school going adolescents participated in this study. The perceived stress scale, peer pressure and conformity scale and the CEVEPEAU were the main tools in data collection and data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to determine the level of significance of the hypotheses. Results indicated that that there was a significant relationship between stress and academic performance. There was a significant relationship between peer pressure and academic performance among adolescents. However, results reveal that there was no significant relationship between stress and peer pressure among adolescents in the study.