Evaluating Stressful Life Events

Claudia J. Sowa, Patrick J. Lustman, Richard C. Day

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This research examines the effects of combining existing stress measures into one psychometric hybrid assessment tool. This process uses the severity of experienced life events and individual perception of those events to assess an individual's current stress level. This stress level is reflected globally in a Total Change Scale and delimited by three scales-Negative Change, Positive Change, and Impact. The psychometric hybrid significantly predicts measures of stress. Age and gender mediating variables are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1986


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