Strategies of Adolescent Girls and Boys for Coping With School-Related Stress
2016 (English)In: Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1059-8405, E-ISSN 1546-8364Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2016.
adolescent, school-related stress, gender, well-being, school nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32176DOI: 10.1177/1059840516676875OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-32176DiVA: diva2:1033764
Funding: Municipality of Halmstad, Länsförsäkringar Halland & Ljungbergska foundation2016-10-102016-10-102017-01-09