Essay Stress Is An Inevitable Human Phenomenon

1476 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
According to Patino (1) stress is an inevitable human phenomenon. Different factors in the environment cause stress. Relationship with family and friends, psychological and physical factors, schoolwork and tests, search for job or potential spouse, are among the known stress factors in college students. Stress level is higher in college students compared to high school students. The high school students experience stress because of the overwhelming physical and psychological changes they experience in their adolescent stage. This paper will investigate the academic demands, family issues, and self-esteem hat cause teenage high school students to develop stress that effects every aspect of their lives. There is growing awareness many subgroups of youth experience high levels of chronic stress, which renders their ability to succeed academically. This chronic stress appears to persist into the college years, and researchers warns it may contribute to academic disengagement and mental health problems among emerging adults. Students in high pressure high schools can get burned out even before they reach college. About half (48%) of those surveyed reported completing at least three hours of homework a night, with girls 40 percent more likely to report three or more hours of homework a night than boys. Participants demonstrated a relatively strong academic performance, with girls reporting an average GPA of 3.57, higher than boys’ average of 3.34. Students showed high levels of…

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