PSychology Delongis Dialy Hassles

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  • Delongis et al DAILY HASSLES
    • Aim
      • To see whether the life events scale or own daily hassles scale is better at predicting of later health problems
      • Later they also considered the effects of uplifts
    • Procedure
      • 100 participants from around San Francisco aged between 45- 64 well educated with high income asked to complete 4 questionnaires once a month for a year
      • 1- Hassles scale (117 hassles eg: concerns about weight, crime)
      • 2- Uplifts scale (135 uplifts eg: promotion, relations with friends)
      • 3- Life events questionnaire (24 major events)
      • 4- A health status questionnaire (overall health, bodily symptoms, energy levels)
    • Findings
      • Both the frequency and intensity of hassles significantly correlated with overall health status
      • Uplifts has little effect on health
    • Conclusion
      • A positive correlation: The more daily hassles = More likely to get ill
      • Negative correlation between events that make us feel good and illness
      • Stronger correlation between daily hassles and ill health than the SRRS so daily hassles is a better predictor of illness
    • Evaluation
      • Relationship between hassles and ill health is correlational = difficult to prove cause and effect
      • Sample is people over 45. sample bias. Khan and Pate; found older people tend to have less severe and fewer hassle than younger people
      • Rating of hassles is retrospective, when ill people tend to over exadurate

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