This paper examines the feeling of pressure that highschool students experience and examines differences in this experience between students Copenhagen and Odsherred. This is done in the light of a sociopsycological theory elaborated by the sociologist Anders Petersen. Petersen’s theory suggests that our western society demands an individual which is effective, flexible and wants to realize themselves. These demands creates an enormous pressure and this particular pressure is likely to lead to depression and other psychological diseases, according to Petersen.
Critical psychology examines the everyday life and is used as a methodological frame in this paper. To examine the everyday life of highschool students questionnaires are used. The questionnaires was answered by 8 students from Odsherred and 12 students from Copenhagen. On the basis of an analysis of the answers to these questionnaires it is concluded, that students in Copenhagen and Odsherred are experiencing different kinds of pressure. The students in Odsherred are experiencing difficulties in managing their time with the homework and papers they are expected to do. In Copenhagen the students are also experiencing time management difficulties, but also a pressure to get the best grades, compete with their fellow students, and getting a good education. The study thereby shows that there is a difference between the respondents’ experience of pressure in Copenhagen and in Odsherred.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 maj 2018|
- Anders Petersen