Life changes & Daily Hassles

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Stress & life events

Life changes as a source of stress: 
Social Readjustment Rating Scale- Holmes & Rahe

  • Consists of 43 life events, ranked in terms of how stressful they are.

Reasearch conducted by Rahe et al:

  •  2500 male American sailors
  • Completed SRRS 6 months prior to their tour
  • Whilst on duty, records of their health status' were kept
  • Found a positive correlation between SRRS scores and illness scores.

xSample of all American males, can't generalise results
xBeen suggested that…


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