Stress Level in Grade 6 Students at Muak Lek District, Saraburi

Authors

  • Poomarin Intachai Asia-Pacific International University
  • Kanokwan Nunchai Asia-Pacific International University

https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v6i1.1344

Keywords:

stress level, NEWSTART, grade 6 student, school age, mental health

Abstract

The stress causes mental health problems and misconduct or violence. Suicide in adolescents due to stress has been increasing in Thailand. Grade 6 students are considered preteen that may be challenged with stress when facing difficulties in lives. This study was conducted to determine the stress level of grade 6 students at Muak Lek District, Saraburi and compare between male and female students. A descriptive survey with purposive sampling was used. The sample group was 153 grade 6 students who participated in the “Better Health with NEWSTART Exhibition” on January 2018 at Asia-Pacific International University. Questionnaires designed from Mental Health Ministry of Thailand with a total score of 15 were administered by sophomore nursing students.  Of the 76 male students 59.2% are less stressed ( = 4.50). Of the 77 female students 46.8% are less stressed ( = 4.79). The overall mean (  = 4.65) is interpreted as less to moderate stress and is not significantly different between male and female (p = 0.534), suggesting that assessing the stress level at school age can help the students prevent misconduct or violent behavior from stress at school before becoming a teenager. Moreover, stress and coping program should be considered and implemented as early as primary school age.

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Published

2018-10-29

How to Cite

Intachai, P., & Nunchai, K. (2018). Stress Level in Grade 6 Students at Muak Lek District, Saraburi. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 6(1), 71. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v6i1.1344