SEPTEMBER 2011/2012 SEMESTER
ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS
(CAUSE AND EFFECT ESSAYS)
NAME : MOHD SHAFIQ BIN SAHDAN
UK NUMBER : UK 28108
GROUP : GROUP 12
PROGRAMME: BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE(FISHERIES)
PREPARED TO: MDM ALYANI BT AYUB
DATE OF SUBMISSION: 22TH NOVEMBER 2012
Knowing what causes adolescent stress is one of the first steps in being able to treat it. Adolescents go through many changes, such as hormonal and social changes. With these changes come mood swings. These mood swings are normal but can lead to bouts of stress. There are many factors that cause adolescent stress, as well as effects that come with it, and these factors are not always easily recognizable. Stress is often attributed to the maturation stages that adolescents go through. Write an essay explaining the causes OR effects of stress among adolescents nowadays.
In our routine life, every individual are constantly plagued by problem from surrounding environment. This problem finally will become a stress. From adults to adolescent to children, everyone has stress in everyday life .Adolescent are among group that always have difficulty to dealing with stresses because they are at an age when it seems not appropriate, not cool to ask adults for help, and sometimes they just don’t understand stress causes it. According to Asri in 2005, he said during the adolescents years, a lot of biological, physical, mental and emotional changes are happening, as well as the changes in responsibility and role. In order to stabilize these changes, the Adolescents are always confronted with problems and conflicts. There are some causes of stress among the adolescent such as in student condition, family conflicts and, health problem.
The first major cause for stress among adolescent is as a student. Test taking and trying to achieve excellent grades are an example that causes that problem. According to Scott Paris, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, educational system is now relying more than ever on standardized tests that compare students to one another as the dominant assessment instrument. This tendency has forced teachers at all grade levels for orient students to performance goals and comparative standards of excellence instead of internal mastery goals. Some student has difficult schedules to deal with in a short period. They may have too many subjects to handle during one semester or they feel they have to get involved in too many activities.Furthermore, according to Nicky Hayes, editor of Foundations of Psychology. Common responses to "exam stress," include disturbed sleep patterns, tiredness, worry, irregular eating habits, increased infections, and inability to concentrate. It gives a student little time to rest and finally they become stresses. Other than that, other causes of stress are happen due to family conflicts. Family conflicts often interfere with an adolescent’s life. Divorce or separation happen between their parents always causes stresses among adolescent and actually not suitable during their age to grow and also cause anxiety. Without guidance from one of their parent, no thirteen or fourteen year-old will be able to make good decisions. Very few have the maturity at that age to make life changing decisions. The innate ability to organize itself, make money, or raise a family does not come with birth. Instead, they are all things that need to be taught, and most adolescents do not yet have the skills required to complete one or all of those tasks for take their parents responsibility.
How did the stress cause by health problem? The stress of poor health may be made worse by financial stress that limits access to care. Adjusting to changes in health status due to disease or injury is a major cause of stress. Even with the support of caregivers and...