AN INVESTIGATION RESEARCH OF STRESSOR IN SCHOOL WORK AND COPING STRATEGIES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Chen, X., Southwest China Normal University, China
Stress in school work is one of the most intense and frequent stress for secondary school students, which can be a motivation for learning, and obstruction in learning. It is an important factor that affects psychological health and a variable that affects learning scores. This research made an investigation on 4889 secondary school students, based on self-designed questionnaires of the incidents of general and specific stress in school work and coping strategies. The findings results are: 1) According to the intensity, the stressors from school work are as follows: stress from other people's expectation; stress from competition; stress from reverses; stress from tasks and requirements; stress from achieving goals; stress from time; stress from situation. 2) The intensity of general incidents in stress from school work is lower than specific incidents. 3) The coping strategies to stress in school work are: problem solving; restructuring recognition; asking help from society; giving vent to personal feelings; avoidance; looking for replacement; the restraints of feelings; blame to oneself; the resentment. According to the feedback from students, the problem solving, restructuring recognition and asking help for the society are the most effective strategies.