Quantitative Approach on Undergraduates' Student-Life Balance: Intervention for Academic Stress

  •  Emerald Sue Jane Tan    
  •  Siew Chin Wong    
  •  Chui Seong Lim    


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between social life, academic requirements, institutional support and student life balance amongst Malaysian undergraduate students. A sample size of 200 undergraduate students from both private and public universities located in Malaysia contributed to the research data. Partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) is utilised to assess the influence of social life, academic requirements and institutional support on student-life balance. The results establish that social life and institutional support have a significant positive correlation to student-life balance whereas academic requirements have a significant negative correlation with student-life balance. Future research should focus on collecting qualitative data as it would provide a richer understanding that would assist universities and researchers in discovering other variables that may influence student-life balance. This study contributes to the Malaysian Education Blueprint (MEB) 2013-2025 as the current study is in line with the first objective of MEB, which is associated with student life balance and potential ways to reduce possible psychiatric symptoms among undergraduates.

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