Accession Number : ADA096860
Title : Daily Patterns of Life Stressors and Their Relation to Health.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 77-Mar 81,
Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK
Personal Author(s) : Stone,Arthur A ; Neale,John M
Report Date : Mar 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : Our work was divided into two major sections: the development of a new questionnaire and procedure for the accurate recording of daily experiencies and the implementation of the new methodology in a longitudinal study of the relationship between life experiences and self-recorded symptomatology. The preliminary analysis indicated that events which were rated as desirable and stabilizing had a protective effect in the sense that the probability of a symptom report in the five days following the event was reduced significantly. Such an effect was quite pronounced in half of the sample (N = 25), yet the remaining subjects exhibited very few significant reductions or exacerbations of symptomatology following events.
Descriptors : *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , GROUP DYNAMICS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , RATINGS , PUBLIC HEALTH , HEALTH SURVEYS , QUESTIONNAIRES , DAILY OCCURRENCE , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , ADULTS , SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE