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Report finds more students are happier at school

Published fredag 5 december 2014 kl 09.06
Elever vid Farsta grundskola i Stockholm. Foto: Hanna Weiderud / Sveriges Radio
Students at a grade school in Farsta, southern Stockholm. Photo: Hanna Weiderud / Sveriges Radio

The proportion of Swedish pupils who are happy at school is higher, than any time since the 1980s.

Sweden's Public Health Agency interviewed some 8,000 pupils age 11, 13 and 15 about their views on life in the classroom and their overall health habits.

The findings show that 20 percent of the nation's students get along very well in school, Swedish Radio News reports, the highest figure recorded since the survey began in the 1980s.

At the same time, an increasing number of students say they are stressed at school, with the largest increase among 13-year-old girls.

Some 36 percent said they felt stressed about school work, almost twice as many as who said so during the last survey carried out in 2010.

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