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What was the aim?

To compare the hassles & uplifts scale and the Berkman life events scale as predictors of psychological symptoms of stress

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What type of design was used?

Repeated measures

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What did each participant have to do?

Complete the hassles rating scale and the life events scale.

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What did the participants do after completing the hassles rating scale and the life events scale?

Assessed their psychological symptoms of stress using the Hopkins system checklist (HSCL) and the Bradbury morale scale

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What was the sample?

100 people from California. Mostly white Protestant with adequate or above average income and at least ninth grade education.

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How many people were initially contacted and how many dropped out once agreeing to take part?

216 initially contacted, 109 agreed to take part and 9 then dropped out leaving 100.

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How were all tests sent out?

By post

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How long before the study began were the tests sent out?

1 month

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How long were the participants asked to complete the hassles rating scale for?

9 months

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How long were the participants asked to complete the life events rating scale for?

After 10 months

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How often was the HSCL and Braeburn morale scale supposed to be filled in?

Every month for 9 months.

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Hassles were consistent from...

Month to month

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What correlated positively for men?

Life events with hassles

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What correlated negatively for men?

Life events and uplifts

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For women, the more... They reported, the more... They reported

Life events, hassles and uplifts

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What did hassle frequency correlate positively with?

Psychological symptoms of stress on the HSCL. (More so than life events did)

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Which one is a more powerful predictor of physiological symptoms of stress: hassles, life events

Hassles

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