Holmes & Rahe (1970)

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Holmes & Rahe (1970) investigated whether scores on the Social Readjustment Scale (SRRS) correlated with the onset of illness.


2,500 American Male Sailors were given the SRRS scale to assess how many life events they had experienced in the past 6 months. A total life change unit score (stress score) was calculated for each participant by adding up their LCU's of each life event.

A health record was kept for each sailor during 6 months and a correlation analysis was carried out to test the…


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