Publication Date

Fall 2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


A wide range of individuals experience some form of anxiety. Literature surrounding the topic of anxiety, specifically prevalence, the relation of anxiety and age, the implications of anxiety, and the importance of the school setting and interventions has been reviewed. Anxiety has implications for students in academic, personal, and social areas of life. The changes in anxiety have been studied among children and in various ways. Few studies have looked specifically at the changes in anxiety levels that happen within the high school years. This study aims to fill that gap by surveying high school students in grades 9-12, to determine prevalence of anxiety. Based on the results, suggestions for school interventions are made.