Exposure To Pollen Relates To Pupil’s Poor Performance, Recent Study Claims [Report]

By Carie P. | May 08, 2017 06:39 PM EDT

A recent study showed and proved that exposure to pollen will directly affect the performance of pupils in their exams. It was reported that exposure to these will result in pollen allergies and this usually hits spring season which is also in time for examination in schools.

According to this study which was a result of a dissertation undertaken by Simon Benses at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Department of Economics, there is a relation of pollen levels to the exam performance of students. This pollen, when exposed to the person, will bring in pollen allergies.

When pollen allergies attack, it can bring a negative effect on the result of the examinations of the students. Usually, this pollen allergy some with hay fever which affects most of the students in Norway. As a result, if this persists, Science Daily claimed that it can have a substantial effect on the students' career paths.

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While doing the said study, Benses was able to compare the individual performance of the pupils on the days that they experience different and varied pollen count levels. However, one thing that he was not able to take not in his research was the information and detail which pupils suffered hay fever too.

The major finding of the said study proved that exposure to pollen can really have a direct effect on the performance of the pupils in their tests and examinations with the inclusion of pollen allergies. Because of this, it was also concluded that those students exposed to pollen will get poor grades and ratings in the class.

Apart from this result, it was also discovered that boys are more prone to pollen allergies than girls. Other factors that can also be considered in this study are air pollution and the weather. According to The Independent, if these two are to be accounted, probably, the result will be the same considering the level of pollen in which the pupils are exposed to.

Apart from taking into account the pupils in the secondary level, the researcher also took note of its effect on the students in the higher education. He was able to conclude that since pupils in the secondary level have four exams during the semester, this group of learners can be directly affected by pollen allergies rather than those in the higher education.

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