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School-related stress among sixth-grade students : Associations with academic buoyancy and temperament (2019)

Hirvonen, R., Yli-Kivistö, L., Putwain, D. W., Ahonen, T., & Kiuru, N. (2019). School-related stress among sixth-grade students : Associations with academic buoyancy and temperament. Learning and Individual Differences, 70, 100-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2019.01.012

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All authors or editors: Hirvonen, Riikka; Yli-Kivistö, Laura; Putwain, David W.; Ahonen, Timo; Kiuru, Noona

Journal or series: Learning and Individual Differences

ISSN: 1041-6080

eISSN: 1873-3425

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 70

Issue number: 0

Pages range: 100-108

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2019.01.012

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/62900


The present study examined to what extent sixth-grade students' academic buoyancy and temperament contributed to their school-related stress. A total of 845 students rated their school-related stress at the beginning and end of the school year and their academic buoyancy at the beginning of the year. Parents rated students' effortful control and negative affectivity. The results showed that high academic buoyancy, high effortful control, and low negative affectivity at the beginning of the school year were related to lower school-related stress at the end of the school year, after controlling for gender, GPA, and previous level of stress. Effortful control and negative affectivity had no significant interaction effect with academic buoyancy on students' school-related stress. The findings of the study suggest that interventions aiming at supporting students' academic buoyancy may also decrease their feelings of school stress. In particular, students with high negative affectivity or low effortful control may need training in stress management skills.

Keywords: preteen children; pupils; stress (biological phenomena); stress management

Free keywords: academic buoyancy; early adolescence; effortful control; negative affectivity; school-related stress

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Reporting Year: 2019

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