Causes of Stress/Measuring Stress - Evaluation (2)

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  • Created on: 31-12-12 23:33

Causes of Stress/Measuring Stress - Evaluation (2)

Self-Report Measures:


  • Let's the participants record their responses
  • Get an understanding of why people are stressed
  • Get an insight in to people's experience of stress
  • Allows us to asses Psych measures of stress by assessing symptoms but may feel different psychologically


  • Social desirable answers because they may not want to admit they suffer from stress - socail stigma
  • Retrospective measure - relies on memory
  • No casual relationships
  • Subjective on multiple levels - everyone interprets it differently
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