Impact of Socio-economic Factors on Anxiety in Graduate & Post Graduate Students

  • Muhammad Asghar Preston University, Islamabad
  • Raheel Abbas Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Muhammad Umair Yousuf University of Karachi, Karachi
  • Sharafat Ali Assistant Professor of Economics, Govt. Post Graduate College Kot Sultan, Layyah
  • Muhammad Ayaz Lecturer in Economics, University of Balochistan, Quetta


Anxiety among students is a major problem affecting the learning deeds of university graduates. The problem is augmented by socio-economic snags faced by the students and their families. We investigated the major sprints causing stress and anxiety among graduate and postgraduate students. To analyze the issue, we proposed a new theory named The Theory of Household Stress. The theory is based upon three major elements; kinfolks conflicts, economic vulnerability and the extent to which students can manage the workload. Primary data collected via well-structured questionnaire from graduate and post graduate students of economics. The results support the statement proposed. The theory entails for areas having similar cultural, moral and religious values and has some policy lesson.


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