Daily hassles

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: racheon
  • Created on: 12-04-14 12:04
Define daily hassles.
Minor events that arise throughout the day which cause stress.
1 of 23
Define daily uplifts.
Small positive experiences that counteracts stress.
2 of 23
Who did a study into daily hassles?
Bouleyre et al.
3 of 23
What was the aim of Bouleyre et al.'s experiment?
To investigate the relationship between daily hassles and mental health of students during the transition between school and university.
4 of 23
What was the procedure of Bouleyre et al.'s experiment?
1st year psychology students completed the Hassles and Uplifts Scales and the Beck's Depression Inventory.
5 of 23
What were the results of Bouleyre et al.'s experiment?
They found a positive correlation between students suffering from depression and high scores on the daily hassles.
6 of 23
What was the conclusion of Bouleyre et al.'s experiment?
That transition from school to university has frequent daily hassles, which are a risk factor for developing depression.
7 of 23
Who did a study into uplifts?
Gervais.
8 of 23
What was the aim of Gervais' experiment?
To investigate how daily hassles and uplifts affected job performance in nurses.
9 of 23
What was the procedure of Gervais' experiment?
Nurses were asked to keep diaries for 1 month to record all daily hassles and uplifts.
10 of 23
What were the results of Gervais' experiment?
That daily hassles increase job strain, however uplifts increase job performance.
11 of 23
What was the conclusion of Gervais' experiment?
That daily hassles may decrease job performance, whereas daily uplifts may counteract daily hassles and may increase job performance.
12 of 23
What did Gulian et al. find after their experiment?
That participants who reported higher levels of stress at work also reported high stress when driving.
13 of 23
Explain why daily hassles cause stress and compare this to how life changes cause stress.
Daily hassles accumulate over the day, therefore provide a more significant source of stress than life changes. Life changes may make participants more susceptible to daily hassles.
14 of 23
What are the weaknesses of daly hassle research?
Participants may not correctly remember hassles they've experienced, participants may lie because of social desirability, research is correlational so can't establish cause & effect, different times of the year could make more hassles.
15 of 23
How did Khan & Patel's research show a weakness to original studies?
Original studies used over 45's, whereas Khan & Patel found older people had less severe and fewer hassles than younger people.
16 of 23
What is a strength of daily hassles?
The relationship between daily hassles and illness is strong than in life changes thus making it better and more useful at predicting day-to-day health.
17 of 23
How did Flett et al. carry out their study?
They got students to read a scenario describing someone who had experienced a major life event or daily hassle. They rated the amount of emotional and practical support that person would be likely to receive and seek from others.
18 of 23
What did Flett et al.'s study show?
Major life events differed from daily hassles because people would seek and receive social support.
19 of 23
What do the findings of Flett et al.'s study suggest?
That daily hassles may be stressful because of the reduced level of social support from others, so they need support so they prevent themselves from developing stress-related illnesses.
20 of 23
What did Miller et al. find after their experiment?
That, for females, pets were commonly associated with uplifts, whereas males associated them with hassles.
21 of 23
Explain the accumulation effect.
An accumulation of daily stressors which creates persistent irritations, frustrations and overloads, which results in more serious stress reactions.
22 of 23
Explain the amplification effect.
Chronic stress caused by negative life events may deplete a person's resources, making them more vulnerable to the influence of daily hassles.
23 of 23

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Define daily uplifts.

Back

Small positive experiences that counteracts stress.

Card 3

Front

Who did a study into daily hassles?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What was the aim of Bouleyre et al.'s experiment?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What was the procedure of Bouleyre et al.'s experiment?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Stress resources »