Stressful Life Events

Stressful Life - 1 TEXT SUPPLEMENT(Ch 15 Stressful Life Events The relative stressfulness of each event is indicated by the number on the left The

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1 TEXT SUPPLEMENT (Ch 15): Stressful Life Events The relative stressfulness of each event is indicated by the number on the left. The most stressful life event was assigned a value of 100, and other events were assigned lower values in proportion to their effects on stress. Divorce, for example, caused stress in 73% as many individuals that experience this event as was true for the death of a spouse. Notice that change is a common factor in many of these events, often in either direction (e.g., marriage as well as divorce). To calculate an index of the amount of stress in your life, list all the life events from this table that have affected you in the last year and add up their total scores. Persons with higher scores are much more prone to experiencing major illness or other stress-related conditions in the coming year. STRESSFULNESS LIFE EVENT 100 Death of spouse 73 Divorce 65 Marital separation 63 Jail term 63 Death of close family member (except spouse) 53 Major personal injury or illness
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course MNGT 370 taught by Professor Dr.macik-frey during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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