Elevers stress : En studie på grundskolans senare år om elevers upplevelser av stress och hur de tror att man kan reducera den

by Matsson, Annemarie; Albertsson, Kristian; Svensson, Linus

Abstract (Summary)
Students’ experience of stress is generally considered to be an isolated problem, caused by school work. Students’ experience of stress at school can also be affected by exterior influences.This research aims to discover what factors Swedish students, age 13 – 16, experience as stressful. It also aims to describe how students believe this stress can be reduced. This project originated from a request from a secondary school. A questionnaire was used to map the different stress factors. Interviews enabled greater understanding of these factors and what students themselves believe can reduce the stress. The gathered material was interpreted in several steps by the use of ad hoc methods.The result shows that half of the students experience stress every week. The main causes are lack of time and demands. They lack “free time”, which enables the body to recover from the stress. The students desire management, including guidance from parents concerning prioritising and setting limits. The school should help the students to develop study techniques. The stress is caused by a feeling of not being able to live up to and deal with own and exterior demands. It can be reduced by planning (enabling “free time”), influence (co-operation), personal development (improvement of self-esteem and identity) and management (guidance, limitations, acceptance and development).
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:school students stressors experience of stress reducing


Date of Publication:03/14/2008

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