Holmes and Rahe (Life events as stressors)

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What was the aim of Holmes and Rahe's research?
To create a method that estimates the extent to which life events are stressors.
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Describe the methodology of H + R's research
Self-report methods using a questionnaire designed to determine how much each life event was a stressor.
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Who were the participants in Holmes and Rahe's research?
394 participants, 179 males and 215 females. From a range of educational abilities, ethnic groups and religions.
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Describe the procedure for Holmes and Rahe's research
Each rated a series of 43 life events.Marriage given rating of 50, events judged as requiring more/less readjustment.Ratings based on personal experience+perceptions of others experiences.Amount of readjustment/time taken to readjust considered.
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What were the findings from H and R's research?
Final SRRS was completed based on the mean scores allocated by the participants.Correlation found high in all but 1 group. Men+women agreed as did different ages,religions,educational level, not black + white.
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What conclusions were drawn from H and R's research?
Events are mostly ordinary.Some socially desirable events that reflect western values of materialism,success and conformism.Degree of similarity between groups is impressive and shows agreement of what is a life event and how much stress they cause.
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