Daily hassles as stressors

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  • Daily hassles
    • hassles are those frustrating, irritating everyday experiences that occur regularly at work or home
    • examples of hassles
      • concerns about weight
      • home maintenance
      • misplacing or losing items
    • examples of uplifts
      • relating well to friends
      • feeling healthy
      • completing a task
    • Bouteyre et al.
      • correlational analysis of the relationship between daily hassles and mental health in students moving from school to uni
      • students completed a hassles questionnaire and a depression inventory
      • researchers found over 40% of new students suffered from depressive symptoms
        • there was a positive correlation between scores on the hassles scale and the incidence of depressive symptoms
    • Gervais
      • asked nurses to record all daily hassles and uplifts whilst at work
      • after a month - daily hassles increased job strain and decreased job performance
        • however, daily uplifts appeared to counteract the stressful impact of these hassles and improved job performance
    • Evaluation
      • - most of the data on daily hassles is correlational - can't draw causal conclusions about relationships between hassles and stress related peoblems
      • + correlations indicate that daily stress can potentially have adverse effects on our health and feelings of well-being
        • - most of the data on daily hassles is correlational - can't draw causal conclusions about relationships between hassles and stress related peoblems

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