Group leader: Kelly Law (18) Group members: Angie Chu (12) Adelaide Lai (16) Andrea Liu (21) Shannon Lo (22) Kennice Tse (28) Teen Study Pressure • A. What are the factors causing teen study pressure? • B. How does the study pressure affect teenagers’ health and social life? • C. What can teenagers themselves do to improve the situation of teen study pressure • D. What policies did the government carry out to help improve the situation of teen study pressure? The reason of choosing this topic We chose this hot and debatable topic because we are having the same problem and every student has this problem too. Besides, we thought this topic relates to our daily life. Documentary review A. What are the factors causing teen study pressure? •They have pressure because many schools require students get high marks in each subject. •A large degree of pressure on students from families. •The teen study pressure usually comes from too much homework. •The pressure also comes from examination, concerning about future and the high expectation from the parents. • B. How does the study pressure affect teenagers’ health and social life? • Health: • Its main symptoms are depressed, angry for no reason, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, and some have headaches, stomach pain and other sickness. • Social life: • Students have low self-esteems, do not want to hang out with friends and difficult to cope with other people. • C. What can parents, teachers, teenagers themselves do to improve the situation of teen study pressure? • Parents: • • Parents should pay more attention on their children Consult in a timely manner. • Teachers: • provide more support and counseling services. • Teenagers themselves: • Should understand that result is just for encouraging. Learning is the most important. • D. What policies did the government carry out to help improve the situation of teen study pressure? • Allocate resources to provide quality and diversified education for our people and nurture talent for the community and they propose to set up a fund with a total commitment of $2.5 billion for the development of self-financing post-secondary education. Questionnaire A. What are the factors causing teen study pressure? Reasons causing teen study pressure Origins of study pressure 9% According to our survey, 11 of the respondents thought teens 33% 20% have study 17% pressure because parents’ high expectations while 8 of them regarded teens have it because of academic pressure. 11% 8 of them thought study pressure come from impact on their acadamic pressure lots of homework parent'sand highexam expectations ideological. 2 of them claimed parents’ improperly education 56% not enough physicalimproper exerciseeducation parent's being the reason. the education system is exam-criented impact on their ideological 11% friends 5% 38% parents B. How does the study pressure affect teenagers’ health and social life? Teens find it hard to bear the Teens find it hard to bear the high expectation from their According to our survey, 3 of the respondents thought that the impact of they will academic pressure parents slowly is not important, 6 of the respondents thought this impact is neutral 20 25 and 5 of the respondents thought that this impact is most important. 20 1 of the respondents thought that the impact of depriving them of their leisure time 15 15 10 is not important while 7 of them thought this impact is neutral and 4 of them 10 5 thought it is most important. 0 5 2 of the respondents thought that the impact of serious distort motivation and Very serious Serious Not serious Not very serious while 9 of them thought this impact is personality development is not important 0 neutral and 1 of them thought it is most important. very serious serious not serious not very serious Teens find hard to bear the improper Teens lose their confidence 4education of the respondents the impact of do not want to learn is not fromthought their that parents 20 important while 7 of them are neutral and 2 of them thought it is most important. 18 2 of the respondents thought that the impact of feeling of despair is not important 16 while 7 of them are neutral and 2 of them thought it is 14 most important 18 no. of respondents 16 14 no. of respondents 20 no. of respondents No. of respondents 30 learn 12 10 8 6 12 10 8 6 4 4 2 2 0 very serious serious not serious not very serious 0 very serious serious not serious not very serious c. What can teenagers themselves do to improve the situation of teen study pressure? The things that the parents can do to help their teens to release The ways to avoid teen study pressure by themselves pressure According to our survey, 6 of the respondents thought set time table can improve the situation of having study 10% while 3 of the respondents claimed 36% pressure 21% futher give the child more freedom and trust 36% them relax can improve the situation. 1 of them thought set goal for themselves parents can guide teenagers to set time table 26% set a time table study with goal can improve the situation. 1 of them them more parents shouldgive guide them theleisure correcttime values about study communicate with teachers 18% thought self motivation can also improve the situation. 43% Suggestions & Implication • We think that students should set a time table, set goals for themselves, give themselves more leisure time and communicate with teachers and parents. • After analyzing all data, we find that we should not set too high goals and give too much pressure to ourselves. Difficulties & Group reflection • When we were setting research questions and questionnaire, we had to beware of overlapping the questions. Also, we had to pay attention to our grammar . • We learnt to be more patient when finding information and group discussion, we had to check keywords of research questions to see whether ideas overlapped.