Accession Number:

ADA123131

Title:

Development of the Life Events Survey as a Measuring Instrument for Stress Research.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

Life events research has identified and continues investigation of the relationship between life events and an individuals susceptibility to illness. This relationship is explained as follows life events as stressors, resulting from changes in family, marriage, occupation, economics, residence, personal relationships, education, religion, recreation, and health, are associated with the need for individual adaptive behavior called stress. Research has shown that this stress can take the form of various illnesses. Traditional stressor measuring instruments have been insensitive to individual and group differences. For this reason, this thesis effort developed the Life Events Survey LES as a stressor measuring instrument pertinent to DOD employees. The LES identifies major, minor, and continuous life events and provides data on life event frequencies, assessment of event positiveness or negativeness, and quantification of the extent of stress caused by events.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE