This project wasn't the easiest one I've had so far. In fact, it might've been the most frustrating. Throughout the whole duration of the survey period, I received many responses that almost made me lose faith in the entire school population. I've received responses that varied from "Why does this matter?" to "I don't care" and it made me think about how much students care about school or if they even have empathy. This project made me realize not only how much school can affect stress levels but how it affects a student's response to things. Is it because of school that students lack empathy? Do students not take school as serious as they should because of fear of failure or is it just because of apathy?
Results weren't as clear as expected.... BUT from the information I did receive, I was able to find some interesting results.
After LOTS of graphing and a whole bunch of math, the data showed that the scores were pretty evenly distributed. Meaning that school didn't seem to have a very large impact on their home, school, and "work" life. That's not to say that school doesn't affect of any those, but the level of stress each student has just depends on how they're able to handle it.
A vast majority whot took the survery were either in at least ONE honors class or ONE AP class, so that could have possibly skewed the data right. In simpler terms, since those students are in more rigorous courses, their scores have a higher probability of being higher than a student who doesn't.
Overall, this survery wasn't a major success due to many outliers like student responses, but those who did provide a appropiate answer showed just how much school affects their stress levels.
*please note that this isn't a direct correlation, this only shows that school could possibly have an affect