Daily Hassles And Stress Scale

by Kohn, P. M., and J. E. Macdonald. 1992. The survey of recent life experiences: A decontaminated hassles scale for adults. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 15:221–236.

For each of the following experiences, indicate to what degree it has been a part of your life over the past month.

  1. Disliking your daily activities
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  2. Lack of privacy
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  3. Disliking your work
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  4. Ethnic or racial conflict
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  5. Conflicts with in-laws or boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s family
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  6. Being let down or disappointed by friends
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  7. Conflict with supervisor(s) at work
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  8. Social rejection
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  9. Too many things to do at once
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  10. Being taken for granted
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  11. Financial conflicts with family members
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  12. Having your trust betrayed by a friend
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  13. Separation from people you care about
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  14. Having your contributions overlooked
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  15. Struggling to meet your own standards of performance and accomplishment
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  16. Being taken advantage of
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  17. Not enough leisure time
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  18. Financial conflicts with friends or fellow workers
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  19. Struggling to meet other people’s standards of performance and accomplishment
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  20. Having your actions misunderstood by others
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  21. Cash-flow difficulties
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  22. A lot of responsibilities
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  23. Dissatisfaction with work
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  24. Decisions about intimate relationship(s)
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  25. Not enough time to meet your obligations
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  26. Dissatisfaction with your mathematical ability
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  27. Financial burdens
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  28. Lower evaluation of your work than you think you deserve
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  29. Experiencing high levels of noise
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  30. Adjustments to living with unrelated person(s) (e.g., roommate)
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  31. Lower evaluation of your work than you hoped for
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  32. Conflicts with family member(s)
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  33. Finding your work too demanding
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  34. Conflicts with friend(s)
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  35. Hard effort to get ahead
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  36. Trying to secure loan(s)
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  37. Getting “ripped off” or cheated in the purchase of goods
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  38. Dissatisfaction with your ability at written expression
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  39. Unwanted interruptions of your work
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  40. Social isolation
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  41. Being ignored
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  42. Dissatisfaction with your physical appearance
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  43. Unsatisfactory housing conditions
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  44. Finding work uninteresting
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  45. Failing to get money you expected
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  46. Gossip about someone you care about
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  47. Dissatisfaction with your physical fitness
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  48. Gossip about yourself
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  49. Difficulty dealing with modern technology (e.g., computers)
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  50. Car problems
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life

  51. Hard work to look after and maintain home
    Not at all part of my life          Very much part of my life


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