Journal of Business and Educational Leadership
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Walker L. Cisler College of Business
This article examines the impact of extra credit availability on students’ perceived stress. The study looks at two areas. First, what type of extra credit students prefer be made available. Second, how student academic stress is impacted by the availability of extra credit. Results show that undergraduate business students at a private university prefer merit based extra credit and that perceived academic stress is higher for students when extra credit is available. Stress is particularly high for higher-performing students.
Stark, G., Boyer-Davis, S., & Knott, M. J. (2020). Extra Credit and Perceived Student Academic Stress. Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, 10(1), 88–108. http://asbbs.org/files/2020/JBEL_Vol_10_Fall_2020.pdf#page=88