Assessing the impact of life changes: development of the Life Experiences Survey.

  title={Assessing the impact of life changes: development of the Life Experiences Survey.},
  author={Irwin G. Sarason and Jack Johnson and Judith M Siegel},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={46 5},
This article describes the development of a new instrument, the Life Experiences Survey, for the measurement of life changes. It was designed to eliminate certain shortcomings of previous life stress measures and allows for separate assessment of positive and negative life experiences as well as individualized ratings of the impact of events. Several studies bearing on the usefulness of the Life Experiences Survey are presented, and the implications of the findings are discussed. 
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