Daily hassles and stress

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What did Bouteyre et al study?
French psychology students transitioning from school to university and asked them to complete the Beck Depression Inventory, the Social Support questionnaire and the Daily Hassles Questionnaire
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What did they find?
That 41% of students surveyed had depressive symptoms and there was a positive correlation between score on daily hassles scale and depressive symptoms.
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What is a benefit of this theory?
There is real world application e.g. for understanding that accumulation of daily hassles can lead to road rage.
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What is the issue with Bouteyre's correlational data?
You can only tell there is a relationship - you cannot draw cause and effect.
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Give a problem with students rating their own hassles?
Issues with self-report include trouble remembering hassles and the effects of social desirability.
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What did Gervais study?
Nurses keeping diaries of daily hassles and daily uplifts.
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What did they find?
That daily hassles increased job strain and performance but daily uplifts helped to counteract this and improved performance.
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