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Girls more stressed in high school than boys

Published: 16 Aug 2010 16:36 GMT+02:00
Updated: 16 Aug 2010 16:36 GMT+02:00

It is more common for girls to place high demands on themselves and be stressed about homework and tests than it is for boys, the agency reported.

In the Living Conditions Survey of Children, 1,100 were asked pupils were asked if they felt stressed by different things related to school. The answers revealed that it is most common for children to be stressed by homework and tests.

Among students at the upper elementary and lower secondary level, 25 percent of children reported that they are stressed about homework and tests. Among upper secondary school students, 75 percent of girls and half the boys expressed similar worries.

Other sources of stress included high demands from parents, teachers and demands placed on themselves. An equal number of girls and boys felt their parents and teachers place high demands on them.

This was more common at the upper secondary and pre-university levels than in middle school. Stress from high demands on oneself is also more common among older children than younger ones, as well as among girls than boys.

In upper secondary school, 60 percent of girls and 37 percent of boys say they feel stressed because of high demands on themselves concerning school.

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18:10 August 16, 2010 by krow
Wrong analysis.
21:34 August 16, 2010 by Rebel
Ah, the fruits of secular materialism.
22:23 August 16, 2010 by wxman
If they are, it's their own fault. Certainly everything in the last several years has catered to the fairer sex and how they should be allowed to "express themselves and grow" in this male dominated "oppressive" world we live in.
03:17 August 17, 2010 by grantike
stress really. in a country almost all your problems are solved,education,books,library,good teachers,infrastructures for learning,and also some pocket money for cheese and candy.please take a trip to south America, or maybe Africa.then you don't have to complain .i would suggest some topics for polls not this please
09:49 August 17, 2010 by cogito
Statistics Sweden is the source.


S.S. is a Soviet-like bureaucracy. Garbage in-Garbage out.
10:26 August 17, 2010 by jeffi_in_denmark
Of course parents and teachers place a lot of demands of students in their secondary years! Always have! it is called preparing a young person for post-secondary life in either an educational institute or the workplace. What a ridiculous thing to study... living conditions of children indeed. caring parents and teachers will and should continue to place stress on students/offspring. If they do not you get an entire generation of weak-spined, ill-prepared adults and it is a smooth downhill slope from there.
22:57 August 24, 2010 by wxman
I disagree. We're the ones always trying to hook up, and they're the ones there to accept or reject.
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