- General public, 3 cities, Arizona, USA, 1979
- N = 537
- Non Response:
- 11 %
- Authors's Label
- Negative Events
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- Internal consistency: average intercorrelation +.83
- correlation PE & NE r=-.22 p<.001
- M=2.52 SD=3.46
Life events were assessed with a 65-item inventory developed by revising the SRRS (Holmes and Rahe 1967) and adding positive life event
Ss were asked two questions about each event listed on the directory
-first, whether the event had taken place in their lives, during the past year.
-second, to rate, whether the event turned out positive (PE), negative, (NE), had both positive and negative outcomes or had no effect on them.
Events rated as having both positive and negative outcomes were not scored for PE and NE (about 10%).