ERIC Number: EJ1106462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Understanding Student Stress and Coping in Elementary School: A Mixed-Method, Longitudinal Study
Sotardi, Valerie A.
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n7 p705-721 Aug 2016
This mixed-method, longitudinal study examined daily school stress and coping strategies of elementary schoolchildren in the United States. Students (n = 65) between the ages of 7 and 11 years reported daily school stress measures for 8 weeks and completed individual stress and coping interviews. Results highlight critical relations between students' exposure to daily stress at school, their stress appraisals and future expectations, and usage of coping strategies. Students reported limited preparedness in their ability to cope with daily stress in socially appropriate, effective ways; their accounts may have valuable implications for academic success and personal well-being. Recommendations for educational practice and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Stress Variables, Coping, Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Expectation, Well Being, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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