The Social Correlates of Anxiety among University Students


  • Khisro Kaleem Raza et al., Department of Education, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar Pakistan



Anxiety Prevalence, academic Anxiety, Social correlates of Anxiety


Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness experienced by an individual regarding his/her future-oriented tasks, where an individual feels apprehension regarding the worse happening which may not actually happen. The correlates of anxiety refer to the factors which lead towards the feelings of worry, whereby the social correlates of anxiety are the social factors which may lead towards anxiety. The current study was designed to investigate the social correlates of anxiety among university students. A total of 758 students from the University of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were taken as a sample of the study including 442 male and 316 female students from all the disciplines of the stated university from its final year all masters programs. A proportionate sample of 30% from both male and female students was taken and the data were collected through the use of self-report four point liker scale inventory. The social correlates of anxiety among university students were divided into three broad categories including family (parents), friends and teachers. Data were collected, tabulated and analyzed for the stated correlates of anxiety among university students which revealed that all of the three social correlates of anxiety prevailed among male students. Finally, suggestions were made and recommendations were presented for minimizing the severity of anxiety correlates among university students.