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Psychological Capital in Relation to Stress among University Students


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The study focused on exploring psychological capital among university students and its relation to stress. The data were collected from 200 students of Punjabi University, Patiala through Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) and Personal Stress Source Inventory (PSSI). The result of the study revealed significant gender differences in psychological capital among university students. Female university students were found to possess significantly higher level of psychological capital than their male counterparts. The results also revealed significant stream-wise differences in psychological capital among university students. University students pursuing arts stream were found to possess significantly higher level of psychological capital than their science and professional counterparts, respectively and university students pursuing professional stream were found to possess significantly higher level of psychological capital than there science counterparts. The results of correlation analysis revealed negative relationship between psychological capital and stress among university students, though not significantly so. These results of the study have implications for counsellors, teachers and parents.

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Psychological Capital, Stress, Optimism, Resilience, Self-Efficacy, Hope, University Students.
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Jagpreet Kaur
Department of Education & Community Service, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
Khushgeet Kaur Sandhu
Department of Education & Community Service, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Abstract


The study focused on exploring psychological capital among university students and its relation to stress. The data were collected from 200 students of Punjabi University, Patiala through Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) and Personal Stress Source Inventory (PSSI). The result of the study revealed significant gender differences in psychological capital among university students. Female university students were found to possess significantly higher level of psychological capital than their male counterparts. The results also revealed significant stream-wise differences in psychological capital among university students. University students pursuing arts stream were found to possess significantly higher level of psychological capital than their science and professional counterparts, respectively and university students pursuing professional stream were found to possess significantly higher level of psychological capital than there science counterparts. The results of correlation analysis revealed negative relationship between psychological capital and stress among university students, though not significantly so. These results of the study have implications for counsellors, teachers and parents.

Keywords


Psychological Capital, Stress, Optimism, Resilience, Self-Efficacy, Hope, University Students.