September 30, 2023


*Belcya Thangakani, T., **William Dharma Raja, B., & ***Sasikala, V.

*M.Ed. Department of Education,  Department of Education Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

**Professor & Head, Department of Education,  Department of Education Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

***Assistant Professor of Education, Regional Institute of Education, NCERT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.


Academic pressure is the stress caused by a heavy workload, extended study sessions, and high-grade expectations. Academic pressure may come from family expectations, the ambitious goals students set for themselves. The education system places a lot of pressure on students to meet academic standards to affect them and help them to attain positive academic outcomes. It has a negative result on students’ academic performance and impacts their well-being, which makes them perform poorly in their studies. Students who aspire to become a doctor prepare for NEET, NEET exam are also face academic pressure. The purpose of this paper is to develop a tool to identify and measures the level of academic pressure exists among the NEET Aspirants. The scale on Academic Pressure, with five point likert scale is developed by Belcya Thangakani & Sasikala in the year 2022. The scale has six dimensions, self – imposed, school environment, examination, parent, physical & mental health. The content validity is established through four experts in the field of psychology, education, physics & chemistry. The draft tool consists of 88 statements and distributed among 50 students who studied XI & XII standard in tuticorin district. The sample were randomly selected from six schools in Thoothukudi district. The responses were scored to analyse the internal consistency and establish reliability. The Cronbach alpha value of the tool is 0.842. Thus the scale on Belcy’s Academic Pressure Scale (BAPS) was developed.


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To cite this article

Belcya Thangakani, T., William Dharma Raja, B., & Sasikala, V. (2023). Academic Pressure among NEET Aspirants. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 6(3), 44-52.


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