ERIC Number: ED325774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
D'Onofrio, Jan; Klesse, Ed
The objective of this monograph on adolescent stress is to make advisers more aware of what teenagers are experiencing. The focus is on individuals from the ages of 10 to 18 and the special types of stress that occur to them. The first chapter discusses recognizing and understanding stress. Physical, psychological, and social effects of stress are described. The second chapter discusses the particular stressors for teenagers, noting that the period of early adolescence is a stressful state in the life cycle. A list of events ranked as most stressful by adolescents is included. Coping strategies are discussed in the third chapter. Stressors and strains are defined. Physical exercise, proper diet, relaxation and meditation, conversation, and goal setting are described as skills for stress reduction. The relationship of resources to stress is discussed in chapter four. Twenty-six tips for advisers and school staff on dealing with stress are listed. These range from not expecting too much from one's students to supporting positive peer relationships through team building activities. A 12-item bibliography is included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Counseling Services, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, School Counseling, School Counselors, Secondary School Students, Stress Management, Stress Variables
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Division of Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.