Comparison of two modes of stress measurement: Daily hassles and uplifts versus major life events

@article{Kanner2004ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two modes of stress measurement: Daily hassles and uplifts versus major life events},
  author={Allen D. Kanner and James Coyne and Catherine Schaefer and Richard S. Lazarus},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-39}
}
The standard life events methodology for the prediction of psychological symptoms was compared with one focusing on relatively minor events, namely, the hassles and uplifts of everyday life. Hassles and Uplifts Scales were constructed and administered once a month for 10 consecutive months to a community sample of middle-aged adults. It was found that the Hassles Scale was a better predictor of concurrent and subsequent psychological symptoms than were the life events scores, and that the scale… 
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