Date of Graduation
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Curriculum and Instruction
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Adaptive Abilities, School Structures, Self-Care, Stress, Teenagers
The purpose if this study is to examine the stress experience of teenagers during their high school years. The study uses existing research to identify causes of stress and stress- management techniques and then gathers students’ perceptions through surveys and a group interview to provide student voice on the issue of stress.
Recent nation-wide efforts have been made in schools to provide more supports for the social and emotional well-being of students, but despite these efforts, stress levels of high school students remain elevated. Understanding the ways in which students identify stress and the adaptive abilities they use to manage stress will help schools to design environments and programming to meet the mental, social, emotional and physiological needs of their students.
DeWitt, W. P. (2020). Teen Stress and the High School Experience: Fostering the Adaptive Abilities to Survive and Advance. Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3581