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Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8010012

Academic Stress and Self-Regulation among University Students in Malaysia: Mediator Role of Mindfulness

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Psychology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia
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Psychology Department, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran 1993893973, Iran
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Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman 7616913555, Iran
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Kerman Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman 7616913555, Iran
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Received: 29 October 2017 / Revised: 5 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 15 January 2018
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Academic stress is the most common emotional or mental state that students experience during their studies. Stress is a result of a wide range of issues, including test and exam burden, a demanding course, a different educational system, and thinking about future plans upon graduation. A sizeable body of literature in stress management research has found that self-regulation and being mindful will help students to cope up with the stress and dodge long-term negative consequences, such as substance abuse. The present study aims to investigate the influence of academic stress, self-regulation, and mindfulness among undergraduate students in Klang Valley, Malaysia, and to identify mindfulness as the mediator between academic stress and self-regulation. For this study, a total of 384 undergraduate students in Klang Valley, Malaysia were recruited. Using Correlational analysis, results revealed that there was a significant relationship between academic stress, self-regulation, and mindfulness. However, using SPSS mediational analysis, mindfulness did not prove the mediator role in the study. View Full-Text
Keywords: mindfulness; self-regulation; academic stress; undergraduate students mindfulness; self-regulation; academic stress; undergraduate students
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Hj Ramli, N.H.; Alavi, M.; Mehrinezhad, S.A.; Ahmadi, A. Academic Stress and Self-Regulation among University Students in Malaysia: Mediator Role of Mindfulness. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 12.

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