Sources of stress and coping responses of high school students

Adolescence. Summer 1992;27(106):461-74.

Abstract

A series of focus group interviews was used to identify major sources of stress and coping responses of Grade 10 students. Relationships with parents and family, work, and lack of money were found to be important sources of stress. Major coping responses included substance use and diversionary activities. Differences between academic streams (tracks) in sources of stress and coping responses were examined.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Family
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events
  • Male
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Schools
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology*
  • Students / psychology*