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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(9), 654-659
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-9-9
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Examination Stress and Academic Achievement in English of Ninth Standard Students in Pudukottai Educational District

N. Sasikumar1, and R. Bapitha1

1Department of Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Sivaganaga Dist. Tamilnadu, India

Pub. Date: September 28, 2019

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N. Sasikumar and R. Bapitha. Examination Stress and Academic Achievement in English of Ninth Standard Students in Pudukottai Educational District. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(9):654-659. doi: 10.12691/education-7-9-9


The study investigated the relationship between examination stress and academic achievement of high school students. More people feel stress during exam time. It usually occurs during the revision period before exams and immediately before the exams themselves. Stress is defined as an individual's response to pressure. When stress is perceived negatively or becomes excessive, it leads to anxiety before and during examinations and ultimately affects their academic achievement. The present study was conducted to know the examinations stress felt by high school students of Tamilnadu. A total of 300 high school students randomly selected from nine schools of Pudukkottai educational district, Tamilnadu, India have participated in this study. Examination stress among high school students has been a topic of interest for many years. High school students experience high stress due to various reasons such as lack of preparation, nature of their study and lack of needed information.

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