Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Stress, Psychological, Academic success, Academic performance.


Stress intervention is a critical aspect in promoting the well-being of students to maintain their health and interest. With the progress of Philippine education coinciding with the rising demand for stress interventions in academic institutions, the intangibility of harmful consequences of stress among students can be mediated by identifying possible predictors. This study assessed 150 Grade 12 students from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute using Perceived Stress Scale; then, it correlated perceived stress with their academic excellence awards and general weighted average (GWA) through Kruskal-Wallis and Spearman Rho, respectively. The study found that all the sample group has moderate stress, and GWA has a significant correlation with perceived stress. However, there is no significant difference in perceived stress among the students with honors, high honors, and highest honors. Hence, students' GWA can be a minor predictor of their perceived stress and the identification of susceptible individuals. However, the relationship remains solely correlational and does not apply to every student. Implications of coping mechanisms can be integrated to expand this discussion as well.