is a selection of open-ended responses to the question 'What makes
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reasons. A number in parentheses indicates how many respondents gave
a particular response.
* [?] in Belfast or the war in Iraq.
1. Working too long. 2. Worrying about
things e.g. results. 3. Not getting enough sleep.
1.Exams 2. Results 3. School deadlines
1.Exams. 2. Family (making to their pleasements)
1.School. 2. Sports. 3 Work
A colleague in work, my mother.
A continual barrage at minor nuisances;
undue worrying by other people on my behalf; the fear that the world
will never know true justice.
A little stressed before exams.
A lot of examinations in a short space
of time, pressure to perform.
A lot of pressure e.g. exam results.
A lot of schoolwork, especially homework
All sorts of things like work, coursework,
fighting with my family.
An older brother who bullies me.
Annoying people doing my head in. Anticipating
my exam results.
Anything !! School, Guys, Friends, life
in general. (I'm a worrier).
Arguments with friends, other people
Arguments with girlfriend. Relationship
As mentioned I very rarely get stressed,
however, when I did, it was usually when I was trying to get school
coursework in on time.
Basically I can't normally do anything
right half of the time.
Because I can't get a job, therefore
I can't afford anything.
Because my friends always slabber about
me or about someone to me. And I'm finding it hard at Tech at the
moment because I do not understand some things.
Because of my mother nagging !
Being asked to do something that I don't
think I can do or sometimes I don't want to be bothered even though
I am being asked to do it.
Being involved in too much on weeknights/
not having enough time to just relax due to commitments or homework.
Deadlines for coursework exams !
Being under pressure with schoolwork
and meeting deadlines.
Being very bored which over the summer
is all that I have been nothing to do can't wait to start working.
Big homework's, GCSE's, Results.
Bigger sister. People annoying me. Not
being allowed to go to Bundoran with my friends for the week-end.
Boys, my body because I have loads of
stretch marks and my baby boy.
Brothers & sisters, religious tolerance,
Busy at work. Arguments with people.
Competing with peers in school subjects
and to be noticed in school and in exams.
Conflict between friends.Exams and schoolwork.
My job Coursework - general schoolwork, peers, parents, new responsibilities.
Coursework & answering questionnaires.
Coursework especially Technology and
Coursework, exams, friends coming to
you with problems 24/7.
Coursework, going back to school, sometimes
what I wear and what I say. What I say to people that I know in School
[like the popular people] if I had a fall out with somebody and that
group follows her and I'm by myself ever my best friend goes.
Coursework. GCSE Results.
Dates for any coursework to be handed
in. When you're trying to concentrate on something and someone is
talking to you at the same time. When things don't go the way I planned
Deadlines for schoolwork, parents, money.
Deadlines, money, home difficulties,
Deadlines. Too busy schedule. Relationship.
Decisions about school and work. Trying
to share free time with both friends and boyfriend. Living up to people's
expectations of me.
Doing exams. Fighting with friends and
family. Not being fit to do something.
Don't know (2)
During the school terms, I get more stressed
than usual due to homework commitments and exams. I get more stressed
when waiting for the results.
Everyone around shouting or talking
Everything about myself hair, looks,
Everything really but mostly schoolwork
and thinking about my future and stuff just the usual teenage stuff,
Exam pressure (revision/waiting for results).
Exam pressure and work.
Exam pressure, Schoolwork. (2)
Exam pressure. Important event.
Exam results - Pressures to do well etc.
Not being able to do things properly.
Exam results and keeping on top of work.
Exam results and whether I'll be able
to have the future I want.
Exam results ant the thought of failing
and not being able to return to school.
Exam results I am pregnant and I am worried
about my future at school
Exam results, football matches stress,
handball matches stress.
Exam results, Future prospects
Exam results, people having high expectations.
Having to sort out problems in work, eg. not getting your pay.
Exam results, school, home life.
Exam results. (7)
Exam results. Peer pressure. Money problems.
Relationship problems. Fighting with friends. Choosing subjects for
next year at A-level.
Exam results. Staying committed to sports.
Exam results. Trying to get a part-time
job. Interviews for colleges and future places of education.
Examination results, busy days at work.
Examination results, thinking about getting
a job etc whether or not I have picked the appropriate A levels to
Examinations, my appearance mainly from
pressure from media and peers, being in situations where I'm not comfortable,
thinking about my future, making choices.
Exams - especially results, arrogant
people, working long hours (even though part-time)
Exams - success worries. Peer pressure
- what others think of you.
Exams and changing my routine.
Exams and coursework !!
Exams and deadlines.
Exams and especially coursework, not
getting to do things/want to do.
Exams and exam results, friends, my mom/family.
Exams and making coursework deadlines.
Exams and new situations
Exams and revision before. Numerous hospital
visits for my illness.
Exams and schoolwork parents pressuring
you to do everything right.
Exams and schoolwork.
Exams and what people think and say about
me also whenever I was being bullied at school I was under a lot of
stress at home and in school.
Exams and work (3)
Exams get me stressed at times.
Exams make me feel stressed. Searching
for a job is stressful. In school, homework and class work makes me
Exams results, coursework deadlines
Exams results. Starting new school (Tech).
Exams used to but no longer do as I am
Exams, Body image, poor pressure to do
Exams, Coursework, Arguing with family/boyfriend,
Exams, deadline pressures in schools.
Exams, Exam Results (2)
Exams, exam results, family arguments,
Exams, fallouts with family members.
Exams, family problems as I'm constantly
pulled between my divorced parents.
Exams, Family problems, Pressure, Money,
Exams, fighting with friends, during
Exams, friends, family, part time work.
Exams, friends, family.
Exams, friends, work, peer pressure.
The thought of failure.
Exams, Girlfriends, Arguing with people.
Exams, Homework, Coursework
Exams, in sports if you don't play well
people think that you are the loser. Working part time. Fighting well
Exams, Money, Boy Problems, Friend Problems,
Exams, parents, events I help with.
Exams, parents, sister, people at school,
exam results, work load, school pressures, work pressures.
Exams, part time job, parents, boyfriend,
Exams, peer pressure and being called
nasty words which makes me upset.
Exams, revision, friends problems
Exams, school, family health, boys.
Exams, school, friends problems.
Exams, school, pressure from friends
Exams, schoolwork, decisions (making).
Exams, sometimes at home.
Exams, studying or results arguments
or problems at home.
Exams, waiting on exam results.
Exams, waiting on results etc.
Exams, Weight, School.
Exams, worrying about work
Exams. Being in love Rachel.
Exam results. Not knowing what people
think of me. Having to tidy my room. Girlfriends. Sex.
Exam results. Buying presents for the
Exams. Family problems- alcohol related.
Exams. Family problems.
Exams. Lots of schoolwork and homework.
Exams. Not having enough time to finish
work fully. Public speaking.
Exams. Troubled relationships
Exams. Waiting for results. Thinking
about what happens next in my education. Not being with friends to
Exams. Worrying what other people think.
Exams/making decision, talking about
careers in school.
Expecting important exam results.
Family issues, certain friends/relationships,
schoolwork-dead lines etc.
Family issues. Relationships. Work. Schoolwork.
My appearance (weight).
Family life, Relationships, Friends.
Family problems and some problems with friends and getting everything
ready for school.
Family problems e.g. fights, sick relatives,
relationship problems with girlfriend, when things don't work out
at work. When I have to many things to deal with end cant handle them
Family problems, schoolwork, appearance.
Family problems, schoolwork, exams.
Family relationships, weight, health.
Family situations. My best at school
isn't good enough. Friends wanting everything their way. Expected
to be there for my friends all the time.
Family trouble or bullying.
Family worries/illness. School exams/tests.
Family!- mostly brother & sister Friends
Some of my art work when it goes wrong.
Family, anything really gets me stressed
out. Anything that starts to go wrong. If I have no money etc.
Family, Exams, Friends, School, Money.
Family, friends usually worries of life
Family, Friends, Boyfriend.
Family, friends, school, pressure.
Family, friends, waiting for results,
arguments, school and whether I'll be accepted back or not.
Family, illness, lack of friends.
Family, money problems, school, friends
situations, my future.
Family, school, friends.
Family, school/college, relationships
Family/friend problems, schoolwork. Far
too much work and not enough time to do it.
Feeling I'll not be able to live up to
other people's expectations. Having lots to do but no time. Missing
deadlines or pushing too hard to meet them.
Feeling like I'm out of control.
Feeling I have to prove myself to other
people and can't just be myself. Worrying about my friends who go
Feeling pressure to look good, extra
work from part time job, exams results. Thought of starting more exams
that are even harder than GCSES.
Fighting with my boyfriend of 2 years
really gets me down.
Filling out surveys.
Football ! Homework!
Football matches, worried about grades
Friends annoying me. Relationships. Young
lads who think they are hard and are always looking for a fight but
are connected paramilitaries!! Friends, Parents.
Friends, work, results, lack of sleep,
things I say, when I worry I get stressed, things I have to do.
Friends. Work. School.
GCSE's exams, Friends, Teachers. The
School Education system puts too much pressures on pupils at too young
an age. Most people I know find this appalling. At 16 we are forced
to do GCSE's and if we don't do well we can't even continue at that
same school. As opposed to the American system which I'm more familiar
with since I an on American citizen. They have to take one exam coiled
the SAT at the age of 17 based on the subjects English, maths and
science which they can re-take and go to university/college.
GCSE's results, deadlines.
General teenage stuff, fitting in at
school, meeting new people, relationships, trying to find out who
you are, academic progress.
Getting bullied, underwent surgery on
cleft lip/palate, have been picked on my whole life because of it,
and stress build-up of waiting to see if I am accepted into army.
Getting exam results, deciding what to
do next. Mum going on to get a job.
Getting things organised e.g. ready to
go back to school. Having to make decisions. Trying to save money.
Getting to[o] much homework and teacher
putting pressure on me.
Girls. A part time job.
Having a lot of things to do at one time
e.g. a lot of coursework.
Having deadlines in school, objectives
I have set myself outside of school in my hobbies.
Having no money, Relationship problems,
Schoolwork/exams, Exam results.
Having no money.
Having schoolwork in one time for deadlines.
Having to go to work, school, schoolwork.
Having to make important decisions such
as what further education to take in September.
Having too many things to do, too much
Home Life, Boy Friend, Friends.
Home, work and money. Something everyone
worries about and just normal day to day things.
Homework - If I have an important essay
to write I get stressed about it. Drama - I often take part in dramatic
productions and rehearsing 3 or 4 times a week can be stressful. Music
Exams If I have a music exam coming up I usually get stressed about
it. Personal relationship.
Homework & coursework
Homework that I can't do, tests.
Horse riding competitions Results from
How I am going to get by when I am training.
And money problems.
I am a short-tempered person and when
people promise to do things and then don't, it winds me up. Also I
am getting my results at the minute and there's a lot of pressure
on me to get back to school.
I don't get stressed a lot but it depends
on circumstances happening at the time. Sometimes worry about exam
results (maths GCSE) but I did achieve an A
I don't know really.
Just family problems and stuff like that.
I get stressed before, during and after
exams and wondering what my future will be like. Also when certain
family or friendship issues come up.
I get stressed very easily. If someone
was meant to do something for me which was important and didn't then,
I would get stressed.
I have a 2 months old son & it can get
very stressful at times.
I have a certain nick-name that I find
irritating and name-calling takes place almost everyday; mostly in
I haven't got a part- time job, not very
confident, care a lot what people think of me.
I was very stressed at the end of school
when I was doing my exams. Over the past few weeks, I have been stressing
about my results.
I worry about stupid things.
I often get stressed when talking to
people as I don't trust them.
I get stressed about stupid, trivial
things such as going to see bands etc.
I get stressed when I have to make decisions.
I get stressed when I think something
bad is going to happen (eg. parents will see my sons, notice something
different). It depends on the situation. Problem with school etc.
Just day to day things make me a bit
Just day-to-day things. Life and family
life cause me to get stressed. Worrying about things like my weight
and appearance cause me to get stressed.
Just sitting GCSE's.
Just some little things work declines
without work complete.
Just the usual staff school and the everyday
Just thinking about the future.
Lack of exercise and loads of schoolwork
which I can't understand.
Lack of money
Lack of money, nothing to do, Boredom.
Lack of sleep, annoying people
Learning scripts, people meaning in my
ear. talking about money and clothes.
Life in general
Life in general with exams and schoolwork.
My father is very sick. Death in family. Boys. Jealously in girls
which causes them to be nooty [?].
Life in general. I have recently moved
to Glasgow in order to make a better life for myself. After suffering
from depression myself I find being in my head very difficult which
does get me down. I moved here in order to get away from Northern
Ireland and start a new life for myself which so far been great as
I will now be attending college here.
Life in general. School. My local area.
Life makes me stressed and Gaelic gets
me stressed two.
Life, family, football.
Listening to other people going on at
Little things like relationships with
other people like my parents.
Lots of schoolwork. Trying to cope with
school and my job at the same time. Arguing with family and friends.
Lots to do, schoolwork etc.
Mainly family reasons or friends.
Mainly schoolwork or sports.
Maths, some schoolwork, boys, some friends,
Meeting deadlines for schoolwork.
Money - making my mind up about where
to get a work placement.
Money worries, Sectarianism, War, Drug
dealers, Street gangs.
Mostly because of schoolwork and home
Mostly my little brother. People not
listening to me when they know I'm right about something.
Mostly school, teachers and schoolwork,
Mostly when things don't go my way, or
at the time of tests.
Mother and father, gambling, poker, again
Mother, Brother, Friends, Work, GCSE,
Multiple tasks coming up at one time.
My confidence is low and I'm fairly shy
My exams and waiting for my results coming
in but that's all over so I have no more stress.
My family at times.
My family/too much schoolwork but I never
got very stressed
My job, school, studying, home family,
My parents because they are constantly
treating me like a child and not letting me go anywhere! I received
my GCSE results and was told that I was a waster. I got 5 Cs, 1 B,
My parents when they go on at me all
the time. When things I've planned goes wrong when I don't went they
My sister not getting things done when
they are supposed to be. When things don't go my way or people are
My weight, lack of confidence, not been
trusted by mum, being honest and getting nowhere with it, being lied
and lead on to believe something that isn't real, two faced bitching
that gets back to you.
My weight, Money, What to do in the future,
Having to go to work.
No job, no money.
No money. Nothing to do. No youth clubs.
Not a lot, depends on certain challenges
Not being able to do something.
Not being able to do things.
Not being able to do things. People.
Not being able to do/complete task.
Not being able to get a lift to see my
friends, also my dad winds me up quite often.
Not getting my own way sometimes.
Not getting sleep. Other people being
Not getting things done for starting
my course at college! But part of that is being a bit nervous of meeting
Not having a job. My health. My religion.
Not having a smoke, knowing I might be
late for something important, worrying about work, not having enough
Not having anything to do.
Not much - Sometimes when juggling, schoolwork
and extra curricular activities.
Not much mainly the GCSE's.
Not much really. Football sometimes.
Not much, I am really quite relaxed.
Not preparing properly for important
exams etc. Training for important events and competitions. Competitive
things in general I like to win/do well.
Not that much.
Other people annoying me or others.
Other people being lazy and others debating
my point even though I clearly know I am right.
Overloaded schoolwork. Running competitions.
Long list of things to do.
Parents not letting me go to gym everyday.
Parents, friends, school and Church.
Parents, having to repeat myself, dullness.
Parents, school, relationships.
Parents-Always putting pressure on me
to do well. They never want me to do anything wrong and will go mad
if I do.
People annoying me, schoolwork.
People annoying me.
People around me!
People expecting too much of me, Exams,
People getting at me about my career
People saying that best for me and what's
not best for me.
People going on and on about things arguing
People going on at you.
People I work with are older and constantly
re-correct me. My exams make me feel stressed. Peer pressure.
People making silly mistakes.
People not listening. Groups not working
People slabbering, mum's health
People telling me what to do and people
saying things they shouldn't.
Personal problems, work at school.
Pre- examination nerves. Loss of sleep.
Preparing for exams. Waiting an exam
results. Friends falling out.
Pressure, GCSE's in general.
Pressure at school, worries over grades
and subject choices, balancing commitments.
Pressure at works- correct ways of doing
things. Family at home- worrying about dad. Not being heard. Thinking
Pressure from exams and teachers at school.
The constant exam pressure and waiting for results all summer.
Pressure from exams and worrying about
results. Completing assignments and coursework in a short amount of
Pressure from parents to live up to expectations.
Pressure from school and family.
Pressure from school e.g. deadlines,
Pressure from school, work, family.
Pressure from teachers and parents, exams
and revision, when other people annoy me about stupid things
Pressure of exams, living up to expectations,
future plans for education and home life (daily arguments).
Pressure of exams. Homework in big loads.
Pressure of success in examinations.
Pressure that my family puts on me.
Pressure to complete schoolwork + keep
Pressure to do well in exams and be constantly
Pressure to perform in sporting activities.
Pressures from school, parents and family.
Pressures of doing well in exams.
Pressures of leadership in school & people
not co-operating - perfectionist attitude.
Problems at home.
Problems building up in my life that
I cannot solve. Worrying about silly things that really do not mean
much, and I shouldn't be worrying as much about them
Public performances/speaking. Exams.
Relationship problems, exam pressures.
Relationships. Peer Pressure. Coursework/
Revising for exams, when I am just about
to do an exam and waiting for results.
Revision and the build up to on exam.
School - exams, deadlines, pressured
to do well.
School - home work, course work, exams.
Part time job. People.
School (exams work) work, family, weight
School (studying), exams
School + home life in general. Family
arguments constantly. Heavy work loads in school.
School and Exams (3)
School and exams are the most stressful.
Pressure image from media to look different.
School and homework. I was very stressed
during the exam period, as I had left all my revision to be last minute.
Thankfully it worked out fine! Fights with my friends also make me
stressed, constant arguing is starting to make me feel down.
School and schoolwork. Friends (Fall
outs among friends). Relationship (Boyfriend). Home life (Fostering).
Exams. Trying to keep everyone happy.
School and when I broke my toe, thinking
of the future. My friends, thinking of my career, and my family mostly.
School and work. (2)
School and work-exams. Friends e.g. tensions
between friends. boys-relationship body bouts. family - illness in
immediate family. Time management - too much to do not enough time.
School course work, teachers acting like
they are my parents.
School deadlines and not being able to
study at home.
School deadlines, boyfriends, career
School exam results.
School exams is the main reason why I
would stress a lot as I have high expectations of myself also I get
stressed about my appearance as I feel there is too much pressure
from the media about looking a certain way.
School exams, homework, coursework.
School exams, meeting deadlines.
School exams. Making Decision about my
School Exams. Pressure from everyone
to do well . Parents (on occasions).
School exams. Relationships.
School in general.
School Life - Revision, Exams & Exam
School life e.g. amount of work. Pressure
at home and family life.
School Life, home life, boys
School pressures, exam results.
School Relationships Tiredness
School used to stress me because of all
the work & home work you are forced to do, which I don't think is
School would sometimes make me stressed.
School, Part-time work (after school).
Family, Exam Results, Money.
School, a medical problem & girls.
School, brothers and sister, parents,
School, college, work, not having enough
confidence, not really knowing what life is throwing at us? Hard making
up my mind what I really want to do.
School, exam results, trying to find
a job (part time) so I can make some money.
School, exams, family, relationships,
School, exams. Worry about the future.
School, Family, Friends, Stereotypes.
School, family, friends.
School, family, illness.
School, friends, keeping everyone happy
family, results of exams.
School, GCSE results, family.
School, home & boredom.
School, home life.
School, Homework, Football.
School, Homework, Parents and Sport.
School, job. family, arranging social
events, other activities i.e. Duke of Edinburgh award.
School, lack of money, work, family.
School, parents, tests, work.
School, playing soccer, working, my girlfriend,
my brother and sisters and that I don't get much time for myself.
I am always doing something.
School, Relationships, exams, decision
School, sport, money.
School, sports, boyfriend, pressure of
School, sports, work.
School, Teachers, Homework etc.
School, teachers, work I can't understand.
My family and work I have to do around the house. Things I can't learn
School, tests, family demands, no privacy.
School, work & friends.
School-sometimes heavy work load.
Schoolwork - getting it up to date, not
Schoolwork - revision, coursework. Pressure
to do well in exams - GCSE's.
Schoolwork & exams, money works, family
Schoolwork & exams.
Schoolwork ,life worries, results, fall
Schoolwork and deadlines.
Schoolwork and exams. Pressure from parents.
Schoolwork and teachers. Need to fit
in amongst friend. Decisions about boys.
Schoolwork e.g. exams
Schoolwork i.e. home works, coursework
Schoolwork or part time job.
Schoolwork such as coursework disagreements/falling
out with friends.
Schoolwork such as exams and course work.
Schoolwork, arguments with friends, relationships,
appearance and weight.
Schoolwork, Camogie matches, Exams/exam
Schoolwork, exams, part-time job.
Schoolwork, family etc.
Schoolwork, family life, relationship
Schoolwork, Family problems and relationships.
Schoolwwork, family-life, friends.
Schoolwork, Football, work.
Schoolwork, friends (and the drama they
bring), family problems. Now I don't think myself worthy of anyone.
Schoolwork, friends worries.
Schoolwork, friends, family, work bullies,
having no confidence.
Schoolwork, home work, exams. studying.
Schoolwork, trying to meet course work
deadlines. Family life.
Schoolwork, waiting on exam results.
Schoolwork. Exams. (2)
Schoolwork. Friends (falling out). Being
nervous about something.
Schoolwork. Looking for a part- time
job. Sometimes doing the ironing. Mainly my weight.
Schoolwork. My part time work.
Schoolwork. Not much else.
Schoolwork. Relationships with friends
Schoolwork. Waiting for exam results.
Schoolwork. Wee sister.
Schoolwork/exams. Knowing secrets about
my friends and not being able to talk about how I feel about them.
Siblings, feeling overweight, schoolwork.
Silly little things like untidiness.
I just get worried up and annoyed.
Silly, little and riggly things about
Small things. The people I work for annoy
me I feel pressure and stressed out about GCSE results and occasionally
my partner would annoy me, but its not that bad.
Sometimes around exam time, not getting
Sometimes I get stressed if something
disappoints me I play Gaelic football I worry if I am not playing
well and it would bother me.
Sometimes pressure from school, football
team + family. However it is only stress on a very minor level.
Sometimes school, sometimes people going
on at me.
Tension, exams, trying to decide on subjects
for AS levels and A levels and career path, working 9:00-5:30, five
days a week!
Test results, boyfriends, falling out
Test results. Lack of money. Family life.
Tests, balancing sport and school.
The amount of work needed to be done.
The depressing news that is pumped into
the public via, TV, papers everyday, about a crowd of degenerate wasters
who, partake in mindless sectarian activity.
The police service in this pathetic failure
state disgusts me, if this was mainland Europe or the U.S.A, the *
[?] would be shot * [?] on the street. And rightly so.
The expectations of other people, prejudice
of religion and other people at school.
The fact that I am sixteen years old
and have twins, it is hard but I have help. I feel people look down
on me although I was told I don't look sixteen and am very mature.
The indecisiveness, gutlessness and general
lack of ability to do things I would consider worthwhile that most
people my age in my area exhibit.
The massive amount of coursework GCSE
students are expected to do. Cramming for exams. Falling out with
friends. Family members arguing.
The pressure of exam results and having
to choose my A-Level subject choices. Family life can sometimes get
me down. When I'm bored I get stressed.
The pressure of having to perform well
at school, day in day out.
The prospect of upcoming music exams.
GCSE results, frustration when I can't get things done on time (e.g.
sorting photographs into albums). Homework during school time.
The recent exams stressed me slightly,
but I was more anxious than stressed.
The recent GCSE Exams have been making
me feel stressed because of the wait for the results. The smallest
The thought of going back to school people
not doing things up to my standard.
The thought of leaving school and going
to another and not knowing anybody and the thought, not having things
organised like what I'm doing next year, and will any of my friends
be in my class?
Things happening in the house- trouble
man into loosing especially to Liverpool.
Things I get stressed about are exams
and receiving results.
Things that stress me out are things
like school and from time to time when my friends and family got on
Thinking about exam results.
Thinking about exams in school.
Thinking about future events which I
am running out of time to do.
Thinking about my exam results. Worrying
if I will get back into school.
Thinking about my results.
Thinking about school and peers e.g.
what to do in September and what my friends are doing.
Thinking about the future and what it
will hold for me now that I am pregnant. Also whether or not my partner
will support until the end, also telling my other relatives.
Thinking about what if I couldn't give
up smoking. Getting into arguments. Not going out.
Thinking I've figured something out and
finding out there's more or having to start over.
Thinking of how I have done in my GCSE's
and how I will work went I finish my 3 year course at college and
also thinking about who my real dad is and why he left when I was
only a couple of works old.
To[o] much been out on top of me. When
work has made me do everything whist seeing to customers.
To[o] much work building up .
Too many demands. Lack of understanding.
Too many teachers applying pressure
Too many things at once to do.
Too much coursework with deadlines to
meet that can make me very stressed.
Too much homework due at the one time.
Too much homework to get done in a short
space of time.
Too much schoolwork at once. Trying to
make coursework deadlines. Domestic issues - parents stressed. Worries
about achieving the necessary qualifications for certain universities.
Too much schoolwork, a knowledge of *
Too much schoolwork. Problems with friends.
Too much work not enough free time. Peer
Too much work to complete for school
Too much work, not enough time to do
Trying to be somewhere on time.
Trying to cope with school demands and
the amount of schoolwork.
Trying to decide what to do in September
and trying to choose a career that will be best suited to my personality
and my skills.
Trying to do work, have a social life
and have a part time job at the same time and deadlines for homework.
Trying to get all my schoolwork done.
Under pressure at work.
Under pressure due to schoolwork exams.
Usually not getting things my own way.
Waiting for exam results. Fighting with
Waiting for exam results. Interviews.
Getting my work done on time.
Waiting on exam results.
Waiting on exam results. Worrying about
money. Having an unpredictable day with my mum off work.
Waiting on examination results. Peer
Waiting on GCSE results.
Waiting on results.
Weight, things building up, if I don't
talk about them, exams.
What makes me feel stressed would be
the fact that I am considered to make judgements about myself and
life around at such an early age, such as having to pick and make
choices in a career and or subject that is considered to be your basis
for living a whole and wealthy/loving life.
What makes me stressed is when I start
to believe that I can't achieve things, then gradually the cause of
this makes me loose my dedication.
When a death happens in the family.
When exams are coming up, or when results
are coming up.
When I am bored or someone says something
I don't want to hear.
When I am doing more than one thing at
When I avoid completing homeworks/coursework
in school and have to rush them to hand them in at the last minute.
Also, revision for both external and internal examinations. My parents
trying to give me advice on various things can also make me feel stressed
i.e. revising, socialising, working etc.
When I can't do something on the first
couple of times.
When I can't do something, or if I'm
arguing with my parents or my boyfriend. I also have two younger brothers
who are always asking me to do something when I am busy.
When I fall out with friends. When I
argue a lot with family. When I'm busy in work. Exams.
When I have a lot of work for school
and not enough time to do it. I would stay up very late to get it
finished and so this makes me stressed. It can be hard to see the
end sometimes, but I keep going to get it finished.
When I have exams, pressure not to disappoint
people, and family members being unwell
When I hurt myself at football.
When I lose something and can't find
When I want to be able to do something
that I can't do.
When I'm doing exams. And when I was
waiting on exam results!
When I'm working on something & it doesn't
turn out the way I expect it to I become frustrated more so than stressed.
When I've a big match such as a final
coming up which means I have to train more and concentrate more and
try to keep my place in the team.
When other people take their anger art
When situations are made complicated,
When someone hurts me or I'm worried
about someone or something !
When there is nothing to do.
When things don't go to plan.
When things don't [go] my way.
When things get hard and you thinking
you can't do something.
When told to do the same task over and
When you can't do a thing or pressure.
When you think about how many more years
it will take you to qualify in a job you love.
Whenever I try to tell someone something
but they don't listen.
Women, friends, work (Lack of sleep).
Work and exam results.
Work makes me stressed. Other people
who are thinner than me. When I get frustrated and can't do things
Work overload and school-coursework deadlines.
Work overload- too much pressure on dead
Work, boyfriend, mum, dad.
Work, Exams, Family.
Work, Exams, Friends.
Work, exams, relationships.
Work, family, home life
Work, my girlfriend, money.
Work, school especially results, diets.
Sometimes certain people or family members!
Work, school exams.
Work, School, Parents.
Work. Exams. This may be wired but boys
stress me now.
Working a part-time job, Stops the relaxing
at weekends. Then straight back to school on Monday, as well when
working week nights don't gets enough sleep and feel tired and unable
to concentrate at school but at this age we need money to get clothes
& try to relax!
Working out what I will do in the future.
Working, family members.
Work-seems to have got stressful since
started full-time after the summer. Family - I have argued a lot with
my mum in this last couple of months.
Work-waitress in a Bar, family arguments.
Weight, body. (only sometimes). Exams made me stressed. (GCSE).
Worry about school - exam results (recently)
Home life. Relationships.
Worrying about different things, being
Worrying about exam results and thinking
about what I am going to do in the future.
Worrying about exam results, what the
future holds for me, where I'm going and what I'm doing in September
Worrying about my exams (A-levels) whether
I can pass them.
Worrying about others i.e. friends, family.
Making sure all my family is safe is important to me.
Worrying about things that I shouldn't
worry about like schoolwork and exams.