Date of Award
Master of Science in Social Work
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Third Committee Member
The purpose of this thesis is to test the effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce
stress in adolescents. StressOFF Strategies program is the intervention used to educate students about stress and how to effectively manage it. A group of 8-10 students from Abilene High School was recruited to participate in the study during their one-hour lunch period. The tools used for the intervention included the StressOFF Strategies PowerPoint, the My Personal Stress Profile, and the Perceived Stress Scale. The findings are presented on individual graphs that show increases and decreases in stress levels for each student. Implications suggested are to apply the StressOFF program in high schools over multiple group sessions, create a policy that accounts for a stress management course in high schools, and complete further research on teen stress and the ways in which they handle stress.
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Pennington, Madysen, "Evidence-based Intervention that Decreases Stress Levels in Teens Who Are Missing School Due to Outside Stressors" (2017). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 58.