What Causes Teen Stress?


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Joey gets to school late. He's tired and refuses to take notes during class. The teacher yells at him to pay attention and Joey yells back that he doesn't care about the notes. The teacher is perplexed by Joey's disruptive behavior. Which of the following could be causing Joey's lack of attention in class?

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1. Which of the following causes academic stress in teenagers?

2. Which of the following is a cause of teen stress with peers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Teenagers have stressors that are unique to their stage of development. The questions in this quiz will assess your understanding of different causes of stress experienced by adolescents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll be tested on:

  • Stressors for teens in poor, urban areas
  • Peer-caused stress
  • Causes of academic stress
  • Stressors for immigrants
  • How stress can be displayed in teens

Skills Practiced

These assessments give you the opportunity to gauge your proficiency with:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about causes of teen stress in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of stress for immigrant teens
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to answer questions about academic stress

Additional Learning

For more information about teen stress, review the lesson associated with this quiz called What Causes Teen Stress? The lesson will cover the following topics:

  • The schedule of a typical teenager
  • Types of academic stress
  • How family relationships can cause stress for adolescents
  • The impact of violence
  • The stress of romantic relationships in adolescence