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Measuring school-related stressors in adolescents

Burnett, Paul C. & Fanshawe, John (1997) Measuring school-related stressors in adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 26(4), pp. 415-428.

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Abstract

Some 1620 high school students responded to 68 items that measure adolescent stressors. Thirty-five of the items were based on J. P. Kohn and G. H. Frazer's Academic Stress Scale [1(1986) An Academic Stress Scale: Identification and Rated Importance of Academic Stressors, Psychological Reports, Vol. 59, pp. 415–426] developed in the United States, while the remaining 33 items were developed from P. Strutynski's [(1985) A Survey of Queensland Year 10, 11 and 12 Student Attitudes to Schools and Schooling, State Planning Committee, International Youth Year, Brisbane] lists of the most frequently named problems of 2336 Australian high school students. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to test and develop a measurement model developed from an extensive review of previous scales. The High School Stressors Scale emerged from the analytic process and measures nine school-related stressors. For researchers focusing on school-related problems and stressors among adolescents, the HSSS promises to be a very useful instrument. It has sound construct and predictive validity and adequate reliability, as demonstrated by the goodness-of-fit indices the squared multiple correlations.

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ID Code: 27861
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Adolescent , Stressors, High School Stressors Scale
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024529321194
ISSN: 1573-6601
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Kluwer/Springer
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2009 09:32
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2009 09:32

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