Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)

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Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10)

10 item survey to assess perceived stress by Cohen et al (1986)
Duration: 2 minutes
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Mar 13, 2024, 4:13PM
Mar 13, 2024, 4:13PM


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Cohen, S., Kamarck, T., & Mermelstein, R. (1983). A global measure of perceived stress. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 24, 386-396.

Cohen, S., & Williamson, G. (1988). Perceived stress in a probability sample of the U.S. In S. Spacapam & S. Oskamp (Eds.), The social psychology of health: Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Cohen, S., & Janicki-Deverts, D. (2012). Who's stressed? Distributions of psychological stress in the United States in probability samples from 1983, 2006 and 2009. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1320-1334. (This article provides NORMATIVE DATA for the PSS-10 from US samples in 1983, 2006 and 2009)