Exploring Urban Hassles and Psychosocial Needs for Urban High Schoolers in a School-Wide Needs Assessment
Urban hassles are daily stressors germane to urban environments. Stressors, being strong agents in the development and/or exacerbation of psychosocial issues, often overlap with academic success (Sanchez, Lambert, & CooleyStrickland, 2013). This makes the presence of urban hassles a particular point of interest when serving at-risk adolescents in schools. The present study examines frequency of psychosocial needs coexisting with urban hassles among urban high schoolers, some of whom may be exposed to these stressors and experiencing subsequent difficulties in the school setting. This study employs data compiled from a 2014–15 school-wide needs assessment. The results indicated that each urban hassle shared at least one relationship with a psychosocial need, and that all psychosocial needs shared relationships with at least fifteen urban hassles. Additionally, although low-need groups did not perceive that they faced fewer hassles than their high-need counterparts, twenty-one hassles demonstrated differences between groups.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2017
More about this publication?
- The School Social Work Journal is the peer-reviewed, biannual educational journal of the Illinois Association of School Social Work. The Journal contains high-quality article submissions that are primarily educational and have a high emphasis on school social work practice and practioner reviews of relevant books. Articles are available online for a fee and a print-on-demand edition can be ordered from the IASSW.org website.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- Information for Advertisers
- Terms & Conditions
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites