One thing that we all experience is stress. As a result, we all potentially experience the adverse efffects of stress. Reduced immune response, fatigue, exhaustion, irritability, cardiovascular disease, headaches, etc., are just a few of the things that we can experience from prolonged stress. So how stressed are you and how susceptible are you to stress. Below you will find surveys to test that and how to score them:
Susceptibility to stress survey
Add the numbers placed in front of the 21 items (you will have to decide what to rate answers between 1 and 5), then subtract 21 for your total score. Any total over 32 indicates you are susceptible to stress. A total score between 52 and 77 suggests serious susceptibility. A score greater than 77 means you have extreme susceptibility to stress.
Response to stress survey
Take the test and add up your scores. Scores between 0 - 35 indicate a low level of physical stress symptoms and little danger to long-term physical health. A score between 35 and 75 are average and are associated with an increased likelihood of stress related illness (although there may be no immediate threat to physical health). Scores between 76 and 140 suggest excessive symptoms of stress and individuals should take action to reduce their level of stress and reduce the possibility of stress related illness.
College Undergraduate Stress Scale
Renner and Madkin report scores ranging from 182 to 2571 with a mean of 1247 for 12,000 college students in the eastern United States. Your score, how high it is or low it is compared to the mean, will give you and idea of how stressed you are compared to those in the study.
Here is the link to another stress survey that tells you what your score indicates in relation to stress related illness.
How do I beat it?
Find a few ideas for how to deal with stress in the files below:
Here is the link to the University of Georgia's Health Center's Stress Management Page file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/University%20Health%20Center%20%20%20Stress%20Management.htm