Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
Stress Mindset of Lebanese Secondary School Students in Public Schools and Its Relationship to Academic Performance
Eman Shaaban and Sanaa Shehayeb
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between Lebanese students’ stress mindset and their academic performance. The stress mindset of third secondary students having official exams at the end of their academic year was compared to mindset of students from other classes not having official exams. The study employed a sequential design: descriptive quantitative followed by a qualitative part. The sample included 300 participants divided into 150 grade 12 students and 150 students from grade 11 chosen from eight public schools in Aley district, and was selected using the stratified random sampling technique. Data was collected using the Stress Mindset Measure developed by Crum et.al. (2013); the data was then analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 23). The questionnaire was tested against content and face validity prior to distributing it among the students. The qualitative part consisted of interviews with students with extreme scores (positive or negative) in the mindset questionnaire. We are still working on the results.
Keywords: Anxiety; Grade 11; Grade 12; Official examinations; performance.