Dating psychology student
Student cults may have a pronounced effect on the academic performances in institutions of higher education.
A cult is an association like every other, with hierarchy, ranks, a governing body, and a head or leader, but it is secretive in its activities.
University students are prone to stress due to the transitional nature of university life (Wright, 1967).
They must adjust to being away from home, perhaps for the first time, and maintain a balance between high level of academic success and a new social environment.
Paul and White (1990) observe that being in an intimate relationship involves trust, sensitivity, and responsiveness, being able to make a commitment, striving for equity and mutuality.
For a student, it also means working to achieve academic balance.
The amount of stress experienced may be influenced by the individual's ability to effectively cope with stressful events or situations (Zurilla and Sheedy, 1991).
Ho: There is no significant relationship between dating and students' academic performance.
These daily stressors do not cause anxiety by themselves.
Stress results from interactions between stressor and the individual's perception and reaction to them (Romano, 1992).
They found that extracurricular activities and academic performance were highly correlated.
They supported the hypothesis stated by Mynell (2004) more involvement in school activities means a better grade point average.