Social readjustment scale

 

Social readjustment scale – ratings

  • [100] Death of spouse
  • [ 29] Change in work responsibility
  • [ 73] Divorce
  • [ 29] Son/daughter leaving home
  • [ 71] Giving up hard drugs
  • [ 29] Trouble with inlaws
  • [ 65] Marital separation
  • [ 28] Outstanding personal
  • [ 63] Prison sentence achievement
  • [ 63] Death of close family member
  • [ 26] Wife begins/stops work
  • [ 53] Personal illness or injury
  • [ 26] Children start/stop school
  • [ 50] Marriage
  • [ 25] Change in living conditions
  • [ 47] Sacked/made redundant
  • [ 24] Revised personal habits
  • [ 45] Marital reconciliation
  • [ 23] Trouble with boss
  • [ 45] Retirement
  • [ 21] Giving up smoking fewer than 40 a day
  • [ 44] Change in family members health
  • [ 20] Change in working hours or conditions
  • [ 40] Pregnancy
  • [ 40] Giving up 40+ fags/day
  • [ 20] Change in residence
  • [ 39] Sex difficulties
  • [ 20] Change school
  • [ 39] Addition to the family
  • [ 19] Change recreation
  • [ 39] Business readjustment
  • [ 19] Change church activity
  • [ 38] Change in financial state
  • [ 18] Change social activity
  • [ 37] Death of close friend
  • [ 17] Mortgage or loan under £20,000
  • [ 36] Change to new line of work
  • [ 16] Change in sleeping habits
  • [ 35] Change in number of arguments with spouse
  • [ 15] Change in number of family get-togethers
  • [ 31] Foreclosure of mortgage or loan
  • [ 15] Change in eating habits
  • [ 13] Holiday
  • [ 30] Mortgage over £20,000
  • [ 12] Christmas
  • [ 11] Minor law violations

Scoring

Less than 60
Life stress free lately
60-80
Normal amount of stress lately
80-100
Stress high: probably a single life event
100+
Under serious stress

 

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