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School-related Stressors and Their Correlation with High School Students' Perceived Stress


  • Zachary Loftus East Hamilton high



Stressors, High school students, University students


Over the last few years, stress has been an overwhelming topic in modern times. Students and regular individuals alike have seen significant increases in their perceived stress levels over the last decade. University students especially have seen a dramatic increase in their perceived stress levels according to prior research in the discipline. In this study, the researcher found the correlation between school-related stressors and high school students' perceived stress levels. Surveys were distributed to high school students in an anonymous high school in southern Tennessee. Responses to this survey were used in combination with Pearson's Correlation Coefficient equation in order to find the correlation between students' academic , extracurricular, social, and perceived stress and school-related stressors. After completing the equations, a positive correlation was found between the four stress variables and school stressors.


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