High School = Negative Emotions

“Overall,” said co-author Marc Brackett, “students see school as a place where they experience negative emotions.”

Ask a high school student how he or she typically feels at school, and the answer you’ll likely hear is “tired,” closely followed by “stressed” and “bored.”

In a nationwide survey of 21,678 U.S. high school students, researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center found that nearly 75% of the students’ self-reported feelings related to school were negative.

The study, which appeared in the January edition of the Journal of Learning and Instruction, also involved a second, “experience sampling” study in which 472 high school students in Connecticut reported their feelings at distinct moments throughout the school day. These momentary assessments told the same story: High school students reported negative feelings 60% of the time.

It was higher than we expected,” said co-author and research scientist Zorana Ivcevic.  “We know from talking to students that they are feeling tired, stressed, and bored, but were surprised by how overwhelming it was.”

https://news.yale.edu/2020/01/30/national-survey-students-feelings-about-high-school-are-mostly-negative