Research on psychosomatic complaints by senior high school students in Tokyo and their related factors

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Correspondence address: YurikoTakata MC Master of Counseling, Doctoral Program in Medical Science, University of Tsukuba, 1-19-17-3 Matsuba-Cho, Kashiwa-City, Chiba 277-0827, Japan. Email: takatayuri@aol.com

Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationships between psychosomatic complaints of senior high school students in Tokyo and the cognition they receive from their fathers, mothers, friends, teachers, and schoolwork and between their complaints and lifestyle habits. The subjects were 168 first-grade students (58 males and 110 females) at a Tokyo Metropolitan senior high school. In June 1996, a collective survey was carried out, using questionnaires. Moreover, I conducted a longitudinal study to investigate the variation of their complaints over the 3 years at the school. The females had more psychosomatic complaints than the males. There was the relationship between their psychosomatic complaints and the cognition they receive from their fathers, mothers and teachers, the relationship between their psychosomatic complaints and their schoolwork, the relationship between their psychosomatic complaints and their ingestion conditions at meals, or sleeping hours. As for the their complaints, they had more complaints at admission than at the completion of their first grade and at graduation.

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