Study burden, academic stress and mental health among high school students in Vietnam

Pham, Thi Thu Ba (2015) Study burden, academic stress and mental health among high school students in Vietnam. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Pressure on children to succeed in high schools is a serious problem in Asian societies. The focus of this study in three provinces of Vietnam was to identify the thresholds at which supplementary study has positive or negative effects on mental health and academic achievement. The findings contribute evidence for parents, teachers and young people about optimal levels of supplementary study (2–3 hours per day) and the most beneficial mode (self-study versus cram classes and private tutors). The work will be used to inform policy makers about strategies to minimize harmful effects of study burden for high school students.

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ID Code: 82291
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Dunne, Michael & Burnett, Paul
Keywords: academic stress, private tutoring, mental health, study burden, high school students, supplementary study, vietnam, self-study, depression, health risk behaviour
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2015 05:42
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:25

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