Studies suggest that adolescents report a variety of academic stressors, which can have detrimental effects on mental health. Using the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children survey (2005/6 data), this paper provides an analysis of the effects of schoolwork pressures on depressive symptomology in Canada. Results indicate that school work pressure is associated with depressive symptoms in a negative way. Implications and stress-reduction strategies in the classroom are also discussed.
University of Calgary Werklund School of Education, Galileo Educational Network, Navigator, Centaur Products Inc., Marathon Oil