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Стрес в училище и социална подкрепа при юношите в България: резултати от представително изследване - HBSC 2005/6 г.
School-Related Stress and Social Support Among Bulgarian Adolescents. Results from HBSC 2005/6

Author(s): Lidiya Vasileva, Elitsa Dimitrova
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The study focuses on the impact of school environment and the social support provided by parents, teachers and school-mates on school-related stress among Bulgarian adolescents. We utilize data from Health Behavior of School-Aged Children survey, conducted in 2006 in Bulgaria. The influence of the three sources of social support on children’s feeling of school-related stress is analyzed by the means of descriptive statistical methods and logistic regression models. When we control for various socio-demographic and psychological variables, the differential effect of age disappears but gender differences remain strong and significant. The results show also that the low academic achievements and the low satisfaction with school increase the school-related stress. Along with them, the lack of social support provided by the family as well as from the teachers in school also increase the probability the children to report higher level of stress. The feeling of support provided by school-mates does not appear as a significant predictor in the model. However, the results suggest that it does have some preventive effect of school-related stress.

  • Issue Year: 14/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 65-82
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian