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Stress In High School Students

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Stress In High
High School
Students Lindsey Harris, Loryn Hosteler,
& Alissa Wertz Social Issue Social Issue Research Design Data Analysis Conclusions Data Works Cited There is an accumulative amount of stress
bearing on high school students. We wanted to identify the causes and amount of stress they cause high school students.


Through research, we have found that a number of different sources cause stress such as relationships and peer pressure, so we decided to test new variables, specifically for high school students. Research shows that 73% of students report high stress levels. Hypothesis: Survey/Questionnaire Data Gathering: Findings: (N/A). Stress Symptoms, Signs and Causes. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.html. [Last Accessed 6 February 2013].

(2011). 37 Causes of High School Stress. [ONLINE] Available at: http://blog.thecollegeplanninggroup.com/2011/05/high-school-stress.html. [Last Accessed 28 January 2013].

David Rainham (2007). High School Stress. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/print/538104. [Last Accessed 28 January 2013].

NBC News (2007). Academic performance top cause of teen stress. [ONLINE] Available at: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/20322801/ns/health-children/t/. [Last Accessed 28 January 2013]. High school students who are involved in two or more variables are more stressed than students whom are only involved in one. Variables Involved: Job
Responsibility Extra Curricular Activities
Family
Romantic School Work
Grades
Homework Groups: Behaviors: Operational Definitions: Research Method Used: Reason for Method: Advantages: Disadvantages: How We Ensured Accurate Results: Survey Questions: Do you plan on going to college? Yes or No
Does planning for your future cause stress? Yes or No
Rate the amount of stress planning causes you. (0-5, 0 meaning not at all, and 5 meaning very stressed).
How stressful is it to keep up your grades? Rate your stress level (0-5, 0 meaning not at all, and 5 meaning very stressed).
How many hours of free time do you get during the week?
0-4 hours 5-8 hours 9-12 hours 13 or more hours
Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? Yes or No
Rate the amount of stress extracurricular activities cause you. (0-5, 0 meaning not at all, and 5 meaning very stressed).
What is your overall stress level on a daily basis? (Rate it on a scale of 0-5, 0 meaning not at all, and 5 meaning very stressed)?
What is the leading cause of stress in your life?
Do you have a job? Rate your stress level? (Rate it on a scale of 0-5, 0 meaning not at all, and 5 meaning very stressed)? Issue: Background: Sports Groups
Show choir
Basketball Team
Soccer Clubs
Spanish Club
National Honor Society
Stand Up Save Earth People with Jobs Taking out frustrations on the people around you, due to built up stress Emotional outbursts/ Breakdown Bad Attitude Stress (Noun):
Pressure or tension exerted on a material object: "the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar". Quantitative & Qualitative
Population Study Can collect data. Anonymous, so people feel they can be honest Hard to give in class, because of ongoing lessons We used a survey, because we could reach more of a variety of people with it. People were also more willing to fill out a survey than do an interview. Open & Closed Survey Data was Collected:
When: During the School Day
Where: Concert Choir, Latin, AA English By giving the survey to various high school students with different genders, social groups, academic levels, and different future plans. Hypothesis: Learned... High school students who are involved in two or more variables are more stressed than students whom are only involved in one. School work and grades causes the most stress out of the three variables of jobs, extra curriculars, and school work. Surveys could have been been given to a larger number of people. We could have done interviews to get a true insight into a student's "stressful" life. We learned that in sociological it is important to collect enough data to prove the hypothesis. It is also important to have a well developed research method.
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