There may be many reasons why students feel stress at school. The School Situation Survey (SSS) helps identify the causes of stress as well as the ways in which it is demonstrated. It is a valuable instrument for those investigating stress-related problems experienced by our children.
The scales are under two categories: Sources of Stress (Teacher Interactions, Academic Stress, Peer Interactions, Academic Self-Concept) and Manifestations of Stress (Emotional, Behavioral, Physiological). Interpretation of scores is clear. High scores reflect a high degree of stress. The Manual (Sampler Set) includes extensive normative information reported by total group, grade-level, cluster and gender. The instrument has been administered to more than 7,000 students representing rural, suburban and urban schools. Generous information to aid in interpretation is included along with reliability and validity studies.
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