Relationship between Academic Stress and Emotional Intelligence in High School Students

Naman Jassal*

Relationship between Academic Stress and Emotional Intelligence in High School Students. Stress is a negative emotional experience associated with biochemical, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral changes that occur when a person tries to manage or deal with the stressors.

Academic stress refers to the unpleasant psychological situations that mostly occur due to environmental factors, such as educational expectations from parents, teachers, peers, and family members, pressure for academic achievement, the burden of homework, etc. Academic stress is mental distress with respect to some anticipated frustration associated with academic failure or even an awareness of the possibility of such failure.

It improves one’s performance, drive and helps us in focusing our energy in the right direction. It
helps us to believe in our capabilities and feels invigorating. Distress, on the other hand, are those stressors that are demotivating and displaces our energy. It causes anxiety, depression, worry, and
concern; may also cause physical illness, mental health issues, and/or emotional depletion.

In this research study-cross sectional design was used, therefore future research needs to observe the long-term effects or longitudinal effects. Emotional intelligence is the ability to determine, examine and analyze your emotions, and realize how your emotions are impacting people around you. It also involves your perception of others; how other people are feeling or expressing their emotions in a particular situation and allows you to mediate for a healthy relationship. However, various researchers have engaged themselves in finding relationships between EI and academic performance. Results predict a positive relationship between EI and academic performance and other cognitive outcomes.

Psychol Cogn Sci Open J. 2021; 7(1): 30-35. doi: 10.17140/PCSOJ-7-162