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What Causes Academic Stress in Teens?

Colorado Public Radio is working on a months-long series about Colorado teens and their stressors. In this series, CPR talks to Colorado teens to find out which factors affect their stress levels and what can be done to change it. So which stressor tops the list? Academic. CPR Education Reporter, Jenny Brundin, talked to some teens and found out what specifically at school is adding pressure to their already full plate.

The pressure to excel in school is taking an enormous toll on teenagers.

 

Academic stress is cited as the number one stressor in teens’ lives in one recent national survey. More than 80 percent of teens said that school was a “somewhat or significant source of stress” in another 2014 American Psychological Association survey. Just under 30 percent reported “extreme stress” during the school year. Read more...

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