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School of Teacher Education

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Master of Arts


Young people today are confronted with many problems in their everyday lives. It is difficult to tell how each individual overcomes these problems, but we do know that some problems are overcome more easily than others. This study was concerned with two problem levels, (a) those problems which were merely troublesome, and (b) those problems which were worrying. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between physique, which was considered to be one of the major factors influencing attitude and behavior, and the type and number of problem and worry items which high school freshmen students experience. Also considered was the extent to which, (1) a rural or urban environment, and (2) socio-economic status was related to the physique of each member of the sample.


Education | Psychology