This study investigated level and sources of stress among university students in the districts of Taiwan, NZ, and USA. The study was a cross sectional survey and the population comprised convenient samples. A questionnaire was designed by the researchers and validated through expert judgment. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, and ANOVA for the research questions. The results indicated extracted factors are different in three countries, the degree of attention according to communication with teacher, teachers’ feature, academic feature, anxiety, employment and social context. Students feel depressed when they confront with stress and that will deter their learning. In the research we traced the source of stress and made comparison among three countries, finding out possible solution and giving some suggestions for the future application.
International Journal of Systems Applications 10, pp.25-30