Daily hassles

Minor daily hassles are sometimes the cause of stress – they can fall into different categories (Almeida, 2005). More psychological stress was experienced on days when we experienced hassles than when we did not. DeLongis et al (1982) points out that major life events occur infrequently, whereas hassles occur dozens of time a year. He argues that weak correlations do not really show much of a link. They formed the hypothesis then that daily hassles would correlate more than life events.

DeLongis et al (1982) used a life events scale and their own hassles scale to test which was better. Uplifts were also considered – things that…


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