Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) Aneeqa Mariam, Urdu

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Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) Aneeqa Mariam, Urdu

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Perceived Stress Scale measures the degree to which situations in one’s life are appraised as stressful


Potentially stressful life events are thought to increase risk for disease when one perceives that the demands these events impose tax or exceed a person’s adaptive capacity (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). In turn, the perception of stress may influence the pathogenesis of physical disease by causing negative affective states (e.g., feelings of anxiety and depression), which then exert direct effects on physiological processes or behavioral patterns that influence disease risk (Cohen, Janicki-Deverts, & Miller, 2007). The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) measures psychological stress associated with sex, age, education, income, employment status, and a number of other demographics.  measures psychological stress associated with   mm


The PSS showed adequate reliability and, as predicted, was correlated with life-event scores, depressive and physical symptomology, utilization of health services, and social anxiety. For full psychometrics see: Cohen, S., Kamarck, T., & Mermelstein, R. (1983). A global measure of perceived stress. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 24, 385-396.

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Urdu Version

Translation courtesy of (and thanks to) Aneeqa Mariam, Asra Sarwar, Rashida Maqsood, Anum Bashir, and Kiran Aamir, and project supervisor Mamoona Ismail Luna, all of International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. For questions or to request permission for its use, please contact Aneeqa Mariam at [email protected]

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