Students Worries

. What Students Worry About Entering Different Levels of Schooling

Three graphs in ASCA School Counselor present data on students’ biggest worries and

struggles entering each level of schooling:

Entering elementary school:

–   Being away from parents – 28%

–   Learning to sit still and listen to teachers – 24%

–   Making new friends – 18%

–   Learning and following school procedures – 20%

–   Other – 10%

Entering middle school:

–   Peer issues and peer pressure – 20%

–   Adjusting to multiple teachers – 17%

–   Opening lockers – 16%

–   Managing time – 11%

–   Finding their way to classes – 11%

–   Other – 4%

–   Organization – 2%

Entering high school:

–   Homework – 20%

–   Peer issues and peer pressure – 18%

–   Finding way to classes – 14%

–   How to maneuver lunch time/accompanying social issues – 13%

–   Post-secondary planning – 11%

–   Extracurricular activities and choices – 9%

–   Opening lockers – 6%

–   How to access school services (nurse, guidance counselor, administrators, etc.) – 4%

 

“What Do Students Entering Your School Seem to Worry About or Struggle With Most?” in ASCA School Counselor, May/June 2014 (Vol. 51, #5, p. 40),

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