Indicators of despair, anxiousness present in majority of secondary one pupils

Eunice Lam

Greater than half of secondary one college students present indicators of despair whereas over 60 p.c undergo from signs of hysteria and are simply irritated from the stress of exams, a survey discovered.

A youth group introduced the survey findings forward of the discharge of secondary college allocation outcomes tomorrow.

The Hong Kong Younger Girls’s Christian Affiliation surveyed some 596 secondary one college students and 316 dad and mom in Might. It discovered that lots of them suffered from despair and anxiousness – particularly college students.

It additionally discovered that 55 p.c of scholars undergo from delicate to main despair signs whereas 51 p.c undergo delicate to main anxiousness signs. Mother and father appeared to fare higher with these percentages standing at, respectively, 28 and 33.

Additionally, ladies gave the impression to be liable to greater ranges of stress, anxiousness and despair.

Akina Sze Sin-li, who’s in control of the affiliation’s family-wellness middle, stated ladies undergo puberty sooner than boys and could also be extra delicate to judgement from friends.

”It’s not straightforward for college students to adapt to secondary-school life,” Sze stated.

She famous college students’ stress doubled amid the pandemic as they might not meet new buddies or expertise college actions, including dad and mom ought to try to know the explanations behind their youngsters’s conduct.

Additional, some 68 p.c of scholars stated they “felt nervous, upset or aggravated” due to their transition to center college. They cited “coping with checks and exams,” “getting unsatisfactory outcomes” and an “enhance in topics” as the highest three stressors of the transition.


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