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ERIC Number: EJ1153945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Strategies of Adolescent Girls and Boys for Coping with School-Related Stress
Wilhsson, Marie; Svedberg, Petra; Högdin, Sara; Nygren, Jens M.
Journal of School Nursing, v33 n5 p374-382 Oct 2017
Stress among adolescents in Western societies is becoming an issue of increasing concern of adolescent's health. The aim of this study was to gain greater knowledge about how girls and boys perceive and cope with school-related stress. Participants were 14- to 15-year-old adolescents from a medium-sized municipality in southern Sweden. The data were collected from focus group interviews. The data were subjected to qualitative content analysis. The findings show that adolescents "prioritizing the future or the present by making choices, finding their own private sphere to relax, and recovering with family and friends." There were gender differences in how these strategies were used. The findings could be used for initiating and planning health promotion interventions in school with focus on supporting girls' and boys' equal terms to cope with school-related stress in present and for the future and to give equal condition for future studies and opportunities in life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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