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The Hassles Assessment Scale for Students in College: Measuring the frequency and unpleasantness of and dwelling on stressful events
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 05:46 authored by EP Sarafino, Mike Ewing
Development of the Hassles Assessment Scale for Students in College, a new scale to measure students' stress, is described. In the scale, students rate each of 54 hassles for its frequency and unpleasantness in the past month and indicate the degree to which they dwelt or ruminated on it. Very high levels of internal consistency for the frequency, unpleasantness, and dwelling measures were found. Correlational analyses demonstrated the scale's criterion validity (scores were negatively correlated with the number of hours respondents reported engaging in physical exercise) and congruent validity (scores were positively correlated with scores on the Inventory of College Students' Recent Life Experience, an established scale for assessing student hassles). Exploratory factor analyses suggested the possibility that many items on the scale are independent, with each contributing some specific variance to the total variance of the item pool that is not shared with other items.
JournalJOURNAL OF AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH
Social SciencesScience & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicineEducation & Educational ResearchPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthcollege studentscopinghasslesmeasurementstressRECENT LIFE EXPERIENCESCOMMON COLDSUSCEPTIBILITYVALIDATIONINVENTORYMIGRAINEADULTSAdaptation, PsychologicalAdolescentAdultFactor Analysis, StatisticalFemaleHumansLife Change EventsMalePsychometricsReproducibility of ResultsStress, PsychologicalStudentsSurveys and QuestionnairesThinkingTransactional AnalysisUniversitiesPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified