High school students report negative feelings for school: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 31 (ANI): In a nationwide survey conducted by a team of researchers reported that nearly 75% of the students' self-reported feelings related to school were negative.

The study was published in the January edition of the Journal of Learning and Instruction.

The survey was taken by the researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center and took an account of 21,678 U.S. high school students.

The study sheds light that high school students reported negative feelings 60% of the time.

Co-author and research scientist Zorana Ivcevic said: "It was higher than we expected. We know from talking to students that they are feeling tired, stressed, and bored, but were surprised by how overwhelming it was."

The researchers included students from urban, suburban, and rural school districts across all 50 states and both public and private schools. The researchers found that all demographic groups reported mostly negative feelings about school, but girls were slightly more negative than boys.

"Overall, students see school as a place where they experience negative emotions," she further said.

In the first open-ended session, the most common emotion students reported was tired (58%). The next most-reported emotions -- all just under 50% -- were stressed, bored, calm, and happy. The rating scale supported the findings, with students reporting feeling stressed (79.83%) and bored (69.51%) the most.

She added that many of the negative feelings may be interrelated, with tiredness, for example, contributing to boredom or stress.

The researchers also noted that how the students feel at school can have important implications in their performance and also their overall health and well-being.

Ivcevic further said that: "It is possible that being tired is making school more taxing. So that it is more difficult for students to show curiosity and interest. It is like having an extra weight to carry."

The researchers also noted that how the students feel at school can have important implications in their performance and also their overall health and well-being. (ANI)