Accession Number:

ADA582838

Title:

The Emotional Stress Reaction Questionnaire (ESRQ): Measurement of Stress Reaction Level in Field Conditions in 60 Seconds

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SWEDISH NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The Emotional Stress Reaction Questionnaire ESRQ maps the emotional reaction of an individual in approximately 60 seconds. It consists of 14 emotion words designed to measure the following primary appraisal categories Irrelevant, Benign-positive, Challenge, and Threat, harm or loss. The aim was to explore the relationships between the ESRQ and 1 antecedents conditions such as personality 2 secondary appraisal 3 coping processes and 4 various outcome indices such as performance. Data were collected in five Swedish samples two civilian and three military, total N 1334. A consistent correlational pattern was found. Thus, the Benign-positive and Challenge scales correlated positively with favourable scores on Extraversion, Emotional Stability, sense of coherence, positive forms of cognitive emotion-focused coping, self-rated performance, self-rated health and low amount of moral stress. The opposite pattern was found on the Threat, harm or loss scale and, to a lesser degree, the Irrelevant scale. A positive - negative emotions balance scale showed the most clear-cut correlations and had the highest reliability. In addition to a theoretical and methodological discussion, comments on the practical applicability of the ESRQ in field conditions are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE