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ERIC Number: ED536513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
Student Stress. Information Capsule. Volume 1006
Blazer, Christie
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Students are under pressure from teachers, parents, and college admissions counselors to maintain high grade point averages, score well on high-stakes tests, participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, and gain admission to top colleges. In fact, surveys have found that most students identify academic pressure as the main reason for their stress. While it has long been assumed that struggling students are most prone to academic stress, recent studies indicate that high achievers are especially vulnerable to school-related stress. This Information Capsule summarizes the consequences of chronic school-related stress, including decreases in academic performance, frequent physical illnesses, and cheating. Causes of school-related stress, such as overly demanding academic content, overbooked schedules, and pressure to maintain high grades and gain acceptance to prestigious colleges, are also reviewed. Finally, strategies designed to help schools, parents, and students alleviate school-related stress are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services