Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8557
LIPP, Marilda E. Novaes; ARANTES, João Pedro; BURITI, Maria do Socorro e WITZIG, Telma. The stress of elementary schools students. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2002, vol.6, n.1, pp. 51-56. ISSN 1413-8557.
The presence of stress symptoms was investigated in a group of 255 children, from 7 to 14 years old from three different types of school (public, non-profit parochial and private school). The differences in stress level as a function of the type of school, gender and present school grade were analyzed. It was shown that there was a strong relation between the type of school and the number of students with stress symptoms and that the number of girls with these symptoms was significantly higher than the number of boys. It was also seen that the first grade had more children with high levels of stress than the other grades. It is suggested that schools have a significant impact on stress level of students and that it is possible for a school to present low level of stress among the students as a function of its specific traits.
Palavras-chave : Stress symptoms; Elementary school students; Gender.