Highlights the role of individual personality traits in the perception of academic stress, and identifies possible potential stressors which may lead to the high failure rate amongst black matriculants. Personality theories and models of stress emphasise the mediating role of personality variables in the perception of the environments and the reaction of the individual to stress. A multi-factorial approach is used to identify potential stressors in the school environment and factors such as psychological effects, physiological effects and behavioural responses are examined. The role of intelligence to access the potential of academic performance is explored, because in the case of educational failure, it is essential to know what the capabilities of the subjects are. Until the intelligence, aptitudes and cognitive functions are known, it is impossible to decide how the individual ought to be performing at school.
|Degree Type||Masters degree|