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Stress Test

How Do You Measure Up to Life's Stressors?
This simple test is a way to see how you measure up to the everyday stressors of life. You may either print out this simple test or make a note of every event that you have experienced in the past month. Write down the score to the right of the event. At the end of the test, add up the scores to find out your stress level.

Death of a Spouse

100

Divorce

73

Marital Separation

65

Jail Term

63

Death of a close family member

63

Personal injury or illness

53

Marriage

50

Fired at Work

47

Marital Reconciliation

45

Retirement

45

Change in health of a family member

44

Pregnancy

40

Sexual difficulties

39

Gain of a new family member

39

Business Adjustment

39

Change in Financial State

38

Death of a Close Friend

37

Change to Different Line of Work

36

Change in Number of Arguments with Spouse

35

Mortgage or Loan More Than $10,000

31

Foreclosure of Mortgage or Loan

30

Change in Responsibility at Work

29

Son or Daughter Leaving Home

29

Trouble with In-Laws

29

Outstanding Personal Achievement

28

Wife Beginning or Stopping Work

26

Beginning or Ending School

26

Change in Living Conditions

25

Revision of Personal Habits

24

Trouble with Boss

23

Change in Work Hours or Conditions

20

Change in Residence

20

Change in School

20

Change in Recreation

19

Change in Church Activities

19

Change in Social Activities

18

Mortgage or Loan Less Than $10,000

17

Change in Sleeping Habits

16

Change in Number of Family Get-togethers

15

Vacation

13

Christmas

12

Minor Violations with the Law

11

 

 

Total Score

 

 

300+ points - You may be experiencing HIGH STRESS

299 - 159 points - You may be experiencing MODERATE STRESS

150 - 0 points - You may be experiencing LOW STRESS

Stress is a fact of everyday life that can have a major effect on your emotional and physical well-being. Stress is the body's response to a particular stimulus and the severity of the stress response is based on an individual's ability to cope and adapt.