In this exercise, you will complete a number of scales to help you determine your stress level, how you respond to and cope with stress, and resources you have to combat stress. You will use the results of these scales to develop your personal stress profile. To make the exercise more fun, you might want to have your partner, spouse, or friend complete the scales too. That way you can compare your stress profiles.
What You Must Do to Create Your Profile
Print, complete, and score the following scales. Do not read how to score a scale until after you have completed it.
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Susceptibility to Stress (SUS)
Response to Stress Scale
Are you a Type A or Type B?
Coping with Stress
Multidimensional Health Locus of Control
Locus of Control
Life Orientation Test
Identify at Least 5 of Your Personal Stressors and 5 Daily Hassles
Using the above information, write a self-reflection that includes:
-Your scores on each of the above scales and a statement about what that score means for you
-A summary of your stressors and life hassles
-A summary of what you might do to reduce your stress
-Relate your self-reflection to the information provided in your text