ERIC Number: ED324565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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A Problem Solving Program to Aid Stress Reduction in Sixth Grade Students.
Horton, Janice M.
Stress is a part of everyday life for adolescents with puberty as stress affecting sixth grade students (N=27) was addressed in a junior high school with a program designed to reduce stress through problem solving. Two evaluation devices, the Barksdale Stress Evaluation and the "My Stress Level" Test were used for pre- and post-test comparison. In the program, students were introduced to the concept of stress, were taught how to recognize it, and were trained to combat it through problem solving techniques. The program was implemented in a 12-week period. Evaluation of the pre- and post-test results indicated that long-term stress levels decreased but short-term stress levels increased. Attitudinal changes within the group were noted as well. It was concluded that problem solving as a stress reduction technique is helpful at the sixth grade level. (Appendices include surveys, stress evaluation instruments, progress evaluations, sample problem solving exercises, student worksheets, and teacher evaluations.) (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.