Title

Impact of Time Spent on Homework on Anxiety Rates

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Behavioral Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This research acknowledges established methods of measuring anxiety for AP social studies students using questionnaires in a high school in South Carolina. Previous studies found an estimated 31.9 percent of adolescents have an anxiety disorder. Out of the adolescents who have anxiety, 8.3 percent had severe problems/anxiety. Anxiety is defined as a disorder made up of features such as excessive fear and related behavioral disturbances. Based on previous studies homework could be a factor that heightens anxiety. High anxiety rates can cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, and chest pain. It can also lead to long-term effects such as depression, sadness, and anger. Additionally, the Advanced Placement program is focused heavily on this research because it is a prestigious class offered to high school students as an opportunity to experience college with a similar amount of homework involved with college courses. This research aims to determine if the hours of homework given in AP social studies classes contribute to high anxiety amongst high school students. The study will involve students taking a survey that asks them quantitative and free-response questions about their amount of homework and amount of anxiety for their AP social studies classes. The gap focuses on high school students. Correlation between these two variables will be calculated using a Linear Regression T-test which found the p-value 0.0006, indicating that there is significant evidence to directly support a relationship between the two variables. Concluding that homework is a possible factor for anxiety in students.

Location

B&E 237

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:00 AM

Impact of Time Spent on Homework on Anxiety Rates

B&E 237

This research acknowledges established methods of measuring anxiety for AP social studies students using questionnaires in a high school in South Carolina. Previous studies found an estimated 31.9 percent of adolescents have an anxiety disorder. Out of the adolescents who have anxiety, 8.3 percent had severe problems/anxiety. Anxiety is defined as a disorder made up of features such as excessive fear and related behavioral disturbances. Based on previous studies homework could be a factor that heightens anxiety. High anxiety rates can cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, and chest pain. It can also lead to long-term effects such as depression, sadness, and anger. Additionally, the Advanced Placement program is focused heavily on this research because it is a prestigious class offered to high school students as an opportunity to experience college with a similar amount of homework involved with college courses. This research aims to determine if the hours of homework given in AP social studies classes contribute to high anxiety amongst high school students. The study will involve students taking a survey that asks them quantitative and free-response questions about their amount of homework and amount of anxiety for their AP social studies classes. The gap focuses on high school students. Correlation between these two variables will be calculated using a Linear Regression T-test which found the p-value 0.0006, indicating that there is significant evidence to directly support a relationship between the two variables. Concluding that homework is a possible factor for anxiety in students.