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Students' Perspectives on School-related Stress and the Role of the Student Health Services
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
Sustainable development according to the University's criteria is not relevant for the essay/thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explored the view of a small-scale group of upper secondary school seniors on school-related stress during their last school year in comparison to previous years. A qualitative research method was used and five students partook in semi-structured interviews with open-end questions. The study derived from the perspectives of two theoretical models that were selected due to their relevance; firstly, the Demand-Control Support model, and secondly, the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping. The results show that these upper secondary school seniors describe themselves as less stress than they perceived themselves to be in their second year. Regarding the stress-related effects experienced by these students, it was found that sleep deprivation and anger were the most problematic ones along with their tendencies to compare themselves to others. It was also found that the five participants perceived the school health servieces' work as insufficient in many ways. One of the most recurring suggestions, by the students, on how to improve it was to discuss stress and the availability of the school health services more openly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
School-related stress, stress-related effects, youths subjectivity, upper secondary school
Keyword [sv]
Skolrelaterad stress, stressrelaterade effekter, ungdomars perspektiv, gymnasiet
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23526OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23526DiVA: diva2:1071661
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
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Available from: 2017-02-07 Created: 2017-02-06 Last updated: 2017-02-07Bibliographically approved

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