Track: Undergraduate Research Competition
Most Industrial, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering students suffer from mental breakdowns, information overload, and unhealthy lifestyles due to high stress levels, resulting in poor internship performance. Mental breakdown affects everyone. The feelings of being depressed, anxious, or worried are valid. Information overload occurs when the brain becomes overburdened with information. It's not uncommon for people to experience burnout, internet weariness, and student tiredness all at the same time. Students who lead unhealthy lives suffer from despair and weakness as a result of their lack of proper diet and physical activity. Previous studies have indicated that unhealthy children are more prone to learning challenges, affecting their achievement, attendance, and academic performance.However, the world is in a pandemic, including the Philippines.Since the outbreak,numerous schools and universities have had to close temporarily due to the pandemic.The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived stress and performance of internship of graduating students at the Technological Institute of the Philippines in Cubao, Quezon City. A convenience sample of 90 respondents completed self-structured questions. The Perceived Stress Scale, Pearson R, and One-way ANOVA were used to evaluate the data.The results of the study show that there is a significant relationship between perceived stress and performance and it conveys that Engineering students that took internships got high performance ratings despite the virtual set-up, pandemic restrictions and any hindrance that those students faced. The implications of the study and suggestions for future research were addressed.
Engineering Students, Perceived Stress, Performance, Internship