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Elevers stress: En studie på grundskolans senare år om elevers upplevelser av stress och hur de tror att man kan reducera den
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Students' stress : A research on students' experience of stress and how to reduce it (English)
Abstract [en]

Students’ experience of stress is generally considered to be an isolated problem, caused by school work. Students’ experience of stress at school can also be affected by exterior influences.

This research aims to discover what factors Swedish students, age 13 – 16, experience as stressful. It also aims to describe how students believe this stress can be reduced. This project originated from a request from a secondary school. A questionnaire was used to map the different stress factors. Interviews enabled greater understanding of these factors and what students themselves believe can reduce the stress. The gathered material was interpreted in several steps by the use of ad hoc methods.

The result shows that half of the students experience stress every week. The main causes are lack of time and demands. They lack “free time”, which enables the body to recover from the stress. The students desire management, including guidance from parents concerning prioritising and setting limits. The school should help the students to develop study techniques. The stress is caused by a feeling of not being able to live up to and deal with own and exterior demands. It can be reduced by planning (enabling “free time”), influence (co-operation), personal development (improvement of self-esteem and identity) and management (guidance, limitations, acceptance and development).

Abstract [sv]

Elevers upplevda stress i skolan ses ofta som ett isolerat problem som framkallas och påverkas under skoltid. Upplevelser av stress i skolan kan även bero på andra faktorer som elever påverkas av utanför skoltid.

Studien syftar till att kartlägga olika faktorer som elever i årskurs 7-9 upplever som stressande och hur de tror att stressen kan reduceras. Detta arbete har utgått från en frågeställning som framförts av en skola. En enkät användes för att kartlägga olika stressfaktorer. Intervjuer gav djupare förståelse för de olika stressfaktorerna och hur eleverna tror att den upplevda stressen kan reduceras. Det insamlade materialet tolkades i flera steg med ad hoc-metoder.

Resultatet visar att hälften av eleverna känner sig stressade varje vecka. Elevernas största stressfaktorer är tidsbrist och krav. De saknar ”fri tid”, som ger kroppen återhämtning från stress. Eleverna efterlyser ledarskap, hjälp från föräldrar att prioritera och sätta gränser samt att skolan ska utveckla elevernas studietekniker. Stressen orsakas av en känsla att inte kunna leva upp till och hantera egna och omvärldens krav. Reducering av stressen kan ske genom planering (skapande av ”fri tid”), inflytande (samplanering), personlig utveckling (stärkt självkänsla och identitet) och ledarskap (ledning, gränssättning, acceptans och utveckling).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde, 2008. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
School, students, stressors, experience of stress, reducing stress
Keyword [sv]
Skola, elev, stressfaktorer, stressupplevelse, reducering av stress
National Category
Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-967DiVA: diva2:3392
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(English)
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samhälle/juridik
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Available from: 2008-03-14 Created: 2008-03-14 Last updated: 2009-04-08Bibliographically approved

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