Measuring depressive life experiences

  title={Measuring depressive life experiences},
  author={William E. Jr. Snell and Raymond C. II Hawkins and Sharyn S. Belk},
Abstract During recent years psychologists have begun to investigate the variety of stressful life events that trigger distress. The present research extended this stress-distress model to the study of depressive life experiences through the development and validation of the Depressive Life Experiences Scale (DLES). The DLES is an objective self-report instrument designed to assess six depressogenic life experiences: (1) social exits, (2) interpersonal disharmony, (3) personal inertia, (4… CONTINUE READING