Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 5(4), pp. 187 - 195
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2017.050404
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Role of Stress Management on the Relationship between Information Overload Syndrome and Performance of Universiti Utara Malaysia


Saralah Devi Mariamdaran 1,*, Arsaythamby A/L Veloo 2
1 School of Applied Psychology, Policy and Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
2 School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Research has identified the moderating role of stress management on the relationship between information overload syndrome and performance (IOS&P) of university students. Observation conducted due to Information Technologies usages. Research has become relatively easy as all the materials are readily available, but at the same time too much information acts as a noise and students feel problematic in choosing the right information which causes stress and affects students' performance. The IOS&P framework has been tested with the help of primary data collected from the students of Universiti Utara Malaysia. The findings of the study revealed that information overload syndrome has a negative impact over the performance of students. Furthermore, the addition of moderating variable i.e. stress management converts the negative impact into positive impact and has increased the value of explained variation. Thus, the overall framework has been approved and the study highlighted that there is a significant moderating role of stress management over the relationship between information overload syndrome and students performance.

KEYWORDS
Psychology, Information Overload Syndrome, Postgraduates, Universiti Utara Malaysia

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Saralah Devi Mariamdaran , Arsaythamby A/L Veloo , "Role of Stress Management on the Relationship between Information Overload Syndrome and Performance of Universiti Utara Malaysia," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 187 - 195, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2017.050404.

(b). APA Format:
Saralah Devi Mariamdaran , Arsaythamby A/L Veloo (2017). Role of Stress Management on the Relationship between Information Overload Syndrome and Performance of Universiti Utara Malaysia. Universal Journal of Psychology, 5(4), 187 - 195. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2017.050404.