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dc.contributor.authorLofstedt, Petra
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Charli
dc.contributor.authorPotrebny, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorVälimaa, Raili
dc.contributor.authorThorsteinsson, Einar
dc.contributor.authorDue, Pernille
dc.contributor.authorDamsgaard, Mogens Trab
dc.contributor.authorSuominen, Sakari
dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, Mette
dc.contributor.authorTorsheim, Torbjørn
dc.PublishedLofstedt, Eriksson C, Potrebny T, Välimaa R, Thorsteinsson, Due P, Damsgaard MT, Suominen S, Rasmussen M, Torsheim T. Trends in perceived school stress among adolescents in five Nordic countries 2002–2014. Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research. 2019;4(2):101-112eng
dc.description.abstractAssociations between school-related stress and poor health, risk behaviours and low well-being are well documented. The aim of this paper was to estimate trends of perceived school stress experienced by boys and girls of different ages in the Nordic countries, and to describe trends in school stress between the Nordic countries. Nordic data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC) between 2002 and 2014 were used. The participants were aged 11–16 years. School stress was measured by a single item; “How pressured do you feel by schoolwork?” The participants answering “some” or “a lot” were categorised as reporting school stress. Sweden, Norway and Denmark had lower prevalence of school stress compared to Finland and Iceland. There was an increase in Iceland, Finland and Denmark, whereas adolescents from Sweden showed a decreasing trend. In Norway, the level was stable. Boys showed a marginal decline in school stress whereas girls showed an increase, and school stress increased by age for the whole period. It is a challenge for the public education systems in the Nordic countries to develop policies and practices that provide children with the necessary tools to achieve knowledge and skill, and at the same minimise stress in school.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NCeng
dc.subjectperceived school stresseng
dc.subjectNordic countrieseng
dc.titleTrends in perceived school stress among adolescents in five Nordic countries 2002–2014eng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)eng
dc.source.journalNordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research

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