The Stress Scale: Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale

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1) What do you think of your score (you don 't have to give the exact number)? Do you think it rated you as higher or lower in stress than how you feel and what aspects of your stress do you think it might have missed?

I was optimistic about doing the stress scale. My score on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale was 195; which is moderate to high chance of becoming ill in the near future. Although, this stress scale tests for stressors, I feel like this stress score is around the ball park of my actual stress because the stress scale asks basic stress causing questions but, I do believe it rated my stress level lower than how I feel. The stress scale asks very general questions, which may or may not give a certain individual stress because everyone is different. I believe it didn’t miss any aspect, covered everything in general but, lacked detail and depth. Also, since I am the one coping with the stress, the number 195 seems a bit low. I have really bad anxiety about most things, so my stress level is usually multiplied by a hundred. A stress scale like this isn’t capable of asking every little thing that causes an individual stress for example, certain classes, public speaking, your job, exams and many more things.
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This stress scale only asked questions about stress that you have to cope with for long term. For example, death, marriage, divorce, money problems etc. It should’ve added more short term stresses like exams or working in the ICU kind of stress. They might be short term stress, but they still affect your body in the long run. The stress scale lacked detail. It could’ve added relationships (not marital), your employment (what field), age, and culture. For example, I am 21, working full time, going to two schools and trying to make time for my family and boyfriend.

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