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Simuforosa

Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 3(8), pp. 373-380, October 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 240913860

 

Stress and Adolescent Development

 

Magwa Simuforosa

 

 

Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Great Zimbabwe University.

 

 

Email: magwasf@gmail.com


Abstract:

This study sort to investigate views of teachers and students on sources of adolescent stress, effects of stress and how stress can be managed. The descriptive survey design was used. Data collection was through questionnaires and interviews. A total of 300 people participated in the study. Research findings revealed that due to rapid growth of their bodies, adolescents experience incompatibility of their mental development with their physical changes or with the social environment and as a result they suffer from problems arising from inadequate adaptation. Stress can lead to depression, anxiety and other social emotional problems. The study suggested that with so much pressure in their lives teaching stress management helps prepare adolescents with tools needed to recognise and manage stress in an effective and positive manner.
 
Keywords: Stress, Adolescence, Development, Stressor, Coping, Adolescents

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