Kanner - Causes of stress, hassles

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What was the aim of Kanner's research?
To compare the Hassles and Uplift Scale and the Berkman Life Events Scale as predictors of psychological symptoms of stress.
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Describe the method and design
12 month longitudinal study, using self-report and psychometric tests. Repeated measures design as participants completed 2 self-reports.
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Participants
100 people (52 women,48 men) aged 45 to 64 who participated in study of stress, emotions and coping. Predominantly white from California.
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Describe the procedure
All tests sent in post 1 month before start of study. Participants asked to complete the Hassles rating scale every month for 9 months, Life Events rating after 10 months, Hopkins Symptoms Checklist+Bradburn Morale Scale every month for 9 months.
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Findings
Self-reported hassles consistent every month.Men-life events positively correlated with hassles, negatively with uplifts.Women,life events positively correlated with hassles+uplifts.Hassle frequency positively correlated with symptoms on HSCL.
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Conclusions
Hassles are a more powerful predictor of psychological symptoms than life events. Hassles contribute to symptoms regardless of life events.
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