Stress and Self-Esteem

Stress

For more information, see Stress in the Infopedia.

  • 33.7% of teens are afraid of test taking
  • 51% of teens are afraid of talking to their parents about personal problems
  • 54% of teens are afraid to talk to their teachers about personal problems.
  • 40% of teens are afraid of peer pressure or not fitting in with people at school
  • 30% of teens are afraid of being bullied or harassed at school or other groups/clubs to which they belong
  • 43.6% of teens are afraid of depression or suicide
  • 66% of teens are afraid of the future or life after graduation
  • 75.5% of teens are afraid of poor academic performance or not getting good grades
  • 56.4% of teens are afraid of money. For instance, worrying about how to pay for things
  • 54% of teens are afraid of having to audition or try-out in order to be a part of something
  • School Life stresses teens out more than home life (64.7% vs. 35.3%)

Source: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/Statistics_on_High_School_Students_and_Teenagers.aspx

Body Image

For more information, see Body Image in the Infopedia.

  • 20% of teens are either “rarely” or “never” happy with their body image
  • 52% feel that the media pressures them to change their body image
  • 73% of teens feel their appearance affects their body image
  • 65% of teens are afraid of gaining weight
  • 44% of teens skip meals as a tactic to losing or controlling weight
  • 31% of teens have been on a diet in the last six months
  • 31% of teens have at least one body part on which they would like to get surgery
  • 56% of teens feel that the media’s advertisements are the main cause of low self-esteem

Source: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/Statistics_on_High_School_Students_and_Teenagers.aspx (Dec 2012)