The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of stress management training on decreasing stress and increasing emotional intelligence among university students. This study was completed using repeated measure design with a sample of 96students experiencing high level of
stress screened out through perceived stress contacted at Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. The sample was randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 46) and control groups (n = 50). Pre and post data on measures of stress, emotional intelligence, and academic achievement were collected from both groups before and after the administration of stress management training. The data were analyzed by employing independent sample t-tests and ANCOVA. Significant differences were found on the scores of stress, emotional intelligence, and academic achievement between experimental and control group. Stress management intervention was found efficient for controlling stress and decreasing emotional intelligence and academic achievement at < .001. From the present findings, stress management intervention seems absolutely effective in decreasing the stress among students. The intervention can be considered as a practicable method to reduce the stress level and to enhance the emotional intelligence among students.
Keywords: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Emotional intelligence, Stress management