Daily Hassles

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Daily Hassles:
DeLongis et al (1982) created the Hassles and Uplifts scale (HSUP) this was
used to measure a person's attitude and reaction to a daily situation. This
concentrates on the daily events of a person's life rather than the rare life
changes they can experience.
Example of part of the HSUP: (Participant can circle 1 or both options)
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0 1 2 3 Your physical 3 2 1 0
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0 1 2 3 The weather 3 2 1 0
0 1 2 3 Pets 3 2 1 0
0 1 2 3 Social Commitments 3 2 1 0
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Daily Hassles:
Bouteyre et al (2007):
Looked at the relationship between daily hassles and the mental health
of students during the first year transition from school to university
Students completed the HSUP and the Beck depression inventory, to see if
there was any depression that may have occurred during the transition
and its daily hassles
41% of the students suffered from depressive symptoms and there was a
positive correlation between the HSUP and instances of depressive
symptoms
This concludes that the more daily hassles suffered…read more

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The person is less able to cope with the minor situation
when suffering from the effects of a major life change.
-VE ­ When participants are asked to assess their daily hassles they are
usually asked to recall the hassles from the previous month making the
results less reliable. However some researchers have overcome this by
asking participants to use a diary and not down any daily hassles or
uplifts.…read more

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