Vulnerability factors for school stress among junior high school students: Over-adaptation and evaluation of emotion

Kenichiro Ishizu, Hideo Ambo

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Abstract

This study investigated the role of over-adaptation and evaluation of emotion as stress vulnerability factors among Japanese junior high school students. Based upon the diathesis-stress model, 720 students (348 boys and 372 girls) completed questionnaires about stress responses, over-adaptation, and evaluation of emotion. Two weeks later, they completed the questionnaire about stress responses along a questionnaire about school stressors. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated that boys with high over-adaptation tendencies reported a greater stress responses following the occurrence of negative school stressors than non-over-adaptive students. In addition, evaluation of emotion was found to interact with stressors to predict stress responses in boys. These results were not found in girls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-137
Number of pages8
JournalShinrigaku Kenkyu
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Diathesis-stress model
  • Evaluation of emotion
  • Junior high school students
  • Over-adaptation
  • School adjustment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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