The Importance of Religious Orientation in Managing Stress

  •  Shadiya Mohamed Saleh Baqutayan    


The study analyzes the academic stress among students. It aims at investigating the effectiveness of religious
orientation in managing stress among them. The sample consists of 218 bachelor’s degree students in Malaysia
universities. The data were collected from stressful situations questionnaire, role strain measures, and Intrinsic
and Extrinsic orientation. Frequency analysis was used to examine level of stress, strain, and religious
orientation. The results indicated that students experience moderate level of stress, strain, and religious
orientation. However, a significant means difference in the perception of male and female students toward the
study variables.

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