Background: Anxiety is considered one of the most common psychological disorders. And its symptoms include nervousness, fear, panic, and apprehension.
Objective: To determine the general prevalence of anxiety symptoms among high school boys in south Jeddah.
Methods: A cross sectional study targeting high school students in south Jeddah using a translated reliable self-administered questionnaire.
Results: A total of (358) students have participated in the study. The participants were asked about their feelings in the last two weeks, and the responses were as follow; 41.2% have never felt anxious or irritable, while 7% had the feeling nearly every day. 57.7% have never been bothered by not being able to control their anxiety, and 5.2% could not control it. 47.6% had not worried too much while 9.2% worried every day. 54.9% had no trouble relaxing, and 7.6% of the students were not able to relax.
Conclusion: Our study addresses a relatively high prevalence of anxiety symptoms among high school boys in south Jeddah, ranging from 5.2% to 13.2% for some symptoms.
Keywords: Anxiety, studying, high school, Jeddah.
القلق لدى طلاب المدارس الثانوية في جنوب جدة بالمملكة العربية السعودية
Saif Abadi Alzahrani 1
Ahmed H Alzahrani 1
Mazen Ayed Alghamdi 1
Mohammed Alzahrani 2
Faisal Alharthi 2
Riyan Alzahrani 2
Ali Alzahrani 2
1 Al-Baha university || KSA.
2 Taif university || KSA.