Daily Hassles Flashcards

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What are Daily Hassles?
Relitively minor events that arise in the course of a normal day. The emotional effects are usually short-lived, they may linger if left unressolved
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What was Bouteyres aim in investigating Daily Hassles?
To investigate if there is a relationship between daily hassles and mental health
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What did Bouteyre do?
He used first year french students moving from school to uni who completed the HSUP scale and the Beck depression inventory which measures depression
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What is the HSUP scale?
The Hassles and Uplifts Scale
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What were the results of Bouteyres experiment?
41% suffered from depressive symptoms and there was a positive correlation between HSUP scores and depressive symptoms
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What was the conclusion of Bouteryres experiment?
There is a correlation between daily hassles and the incidence of depressive symptoms
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What was the aim of Gervais' experiment?
TO investigate the effects of hassles and uplifts at work
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What did Gervais do?
Asked nurses to keep diaries for a month, recording their daily hassles, uplifts and rating their performance
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What were the results of Gervais' experiment?
Daily hassles increased with job strain and decreased performance. But uplifts counteracted some of the negative effects
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What was the conclusion of Gervais' experiment?
Gervais concluded that although daily hassles did cause significant stress, the effects of uplitfts could counteract the stress
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What did Ruffin do in his experiment?
Questionaire data was collected from 203 respondants within an Australian community
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What were the results of Ruffins experiment?
He found that daily hassles were linked with greater psychological and physical dysfunction than major life events
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What was the conclusion of Ruffin's experiment?
Ruffin concluded that although life events had an effect on peoples lives, daily hassles cause more issues
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What did Flett do in his experiment?
320 students read a scenario describing a life event or hassle and they rated the amount of support they would recieve
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What were the results from Flett's experiment?
Found that major life changing events were different from daily hassles in the extent to which a person would recieve and/or seek social support
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What was the conclusion of Flett's experiment?
Concluded that hassles were worse as they resulted in reduced social support from others
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What does Lazarus say in relation to Daily Hassles?
He states that minor daily hassles accumulate to produce persistant frustrations and irritations which lead to serious reactions like anxiety and depression
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Name the 3 effects that state why Daily Hassles are so stressful-
The Accumulation Effect, The Amplification Effect, The Action Theory
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What is the Accumulation Effect?
Daily Hassles build up and results in more serious stress reactions which leads to finding other hassles more stressful
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What is the Amplification Effect?
Life changes may make people more vunerable to daily hassles and less able to cope with them
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What is the Action Theory?
Hassles are disruptive because they invovle effeort which stops us from achieving our goals which makes us tired and negative
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Name 3 evaluation points of Daily Hassles-
Casuality- Most of the data is correlational, Cultural Issues- Some researchers found that hispanics offer more social support that white americans, Memory- All the data is restrospective
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