Margareta Simonsson-Sarnecki, porträtt. Foto: Athina Strataki.

Margareta Simonsson Sarnecki


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Works at Department of Psychology
Telephone 08-16 37 05
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 8
Room 8:C 310
Postal address Psykologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2011. Karin Schraml (et al.). Journal of Adolescence 34 (5), 987-996

    Stress-related problems are increasing among Swedish adolescents, especially among females. The aims of this study were to survey the incidence of stress symptoms among 16-year-olds, to investigate the related gender differences, and to understand the factors that may contribute to stress symptoms. The study is questionnaire based, and the sample included 304 first-year high school students from two comparable schools. More than 30% of the high school students reported serious stress symptoms. Almost every second girl and every fifth boy reported that they felt stressed to a high degree. 8.2% were found to have severe stress symptoms, which would be considered a sign of chronic stress in adults. Besides the perception of high demands, low levels of global self-esteem, sleep disturbances, and poor social support played a crucial role in the prediction of stress symptoms. The findings highlight the need to develop and implement adequate stress prevention measures for adolescents.

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Last updated: March 13, 2018

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