Relationship between generic skills, academic performance and stress level among undergraduate students

A. S. Norafifah, Nur Zakiah Mohd Saat, Siti Aishah Hanawi, D. G. Devanthini, S. Juliana, A. Noryantimarlina, Noor Hazilah, M. N. Norfadilah, Z. Anis Syuhada, M. B. Rasyidah

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Background: Generic skills also known as soft skills, employability skills and competencies skills. In order to increase the mastery of generic skills, university offered credited co-curriculum programme to their students. This study aims to determine the relationship between generic skills, academic performance and stress level among undergraduate students. Materials and Methods: A sample of 116 undergraduate students from four different programmes were selected to participate in this study. Academic performance was assessed by Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), for the previous semester, whereas, the stress level were determined by using Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21-item (DASS21) questionnaire and generic skills were determined using questonaire. Results: The finding shows that the students had a good generic skills and normal stress level after undergo the credited co-curriculum courses. There is no significant difference in generic skills and stress level between programmes. Overall, there was a weak correlation between generic skills and stress level on academic performance. Conclusion: Credited co-curriculum course were good for the students for increase their generic skills and fulfil the needs of the employee in the industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Academic performance
  • Generic skills
  • Stress level
  • Undergraduate students

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Relationship between generic skills, academic performance and stress level among undergraduate students. / Norafifah, A. S.; Mohd Saat, Nur Zakiah; Hanawi, Siti Aishah; Devanthini, D. G.; Juliana, S.; Noryantimarlina, A.; Hazilah, Noor; Norfadilah, M. N.; Syuhada, Z. Anis; Rasyidah, M. B.

In: Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016, p. 70-74.

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Norafifah, AS, Mohd Saat, NZ, Hanawi, SA, Devanthini, DG, Juliana, S, Noryantimarlina, A, Hazilah, N, Norfadilah, MN, Syuhada, ZA & Rasyidah, MB 2016, 'Relationship between generic skills, academic performance and stress level among undergraduate students', Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 70-74. https://doi.org/10.3923/ajaps.2016.70.74
Norafifah, A. S. ; Mohd Saat, Nur Zakiah ; Hanawi, Siti Aishah ; Devanthini, D. G. ; Juliana, S. ; Noryantimarlina, A. ; Hazilah, Noor ; Norfadilah, M. N. ; Syuhada, Z. Anis ; Rasyidah, M. B. / Relationship between generic skills, academic performance and stress level among undergraduate students. In: Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 70-74.
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