عنوان مقاله [English]
This study examines the effects of academic stress on the motivation of university students in Tehran and its suburb. It discusses the question whether the educational stress is lower than average index and whether motivation of students is lower than the average index? In this study, educational stress was considered as independent variable in three areas of education, course content, and educational program. Academic motivation was also the dependent variable and gender was considered as moderate variable. 1600 participants were randomly selected from among all the university students in Tehran including one from state, Islamic Azad, Payam-e-Noor, and Science and Technology universities. The research instruments were two questionnaires related to educational stress and academic motivation. The results of the data analysis using dependent t-test, regression, one-way ANOVA, and independent t-test indicated that there is a negative relationship between educational stress and academic motivation. Also, there is a significant negative correlation between educational stress, course content, educational program and academic motivation. Furthermore, educational stress was more than the norm but the academic motivation was lower than average. Therefore, it is suggested that the more educational stress is reduced, the more academic motivation is enhanced.