Könsskillnader i gymnasieungdomars möjlighet att koncentrera sig på skolarbetet vid psykosomatiska symptom

by Lundmark, Malin; Klingberg, Maria

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of psychosomatic symptoms of an Swedish high school and if the possibility to concentrate on school work is influenced by them. The aim was also to examine the relationship between social support and psychosomatic symptoms. A questionnaire was distributed at a high school with 95 pupils in northern Sweden. The question concerning psychosomatic symptoms is taken from HBSC and includes eight different symptoms. A total of 93 adolescents responded to the survey. The results showed that 79 percent of the boys and 88 percent of the girls at the school is experiencing at least one psychosomatic symptom at least once a week. 31 percent of the boys and 62 percent of the girls with symptoms about once a month or more often reported that it affects their ability to concentrate on school work. There were in the study, no clear correlation between the perceived psychosomatic symptoms and social support from people in their environment.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:psychosomatic symptoms school social support adolescents concentration demands


Date of Publication:11/13/2008

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