The Hassles and Uplifts Scales (HSUP) measures respondents attitudes about daily situations defined as "hassles" and "uplifts." Instead of focusing on highly charged life events, the HSUP provides a comfortable way to evaluate positive and negative events that occur in each person's daily life. Clients are then empowered to develop strategies for dealing with hassles and enhancing the occurrence of uplifts in their daily lives.
The HSUP has three forms:
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Feature of the HSUP
Purpose: Provide an alternative method from the traditional life events approach to measure stressors.
Combined Scale: 106 items
Daily Hassles Scale: 117 items
Daily Uplifts Scale: 135 items
Average completion time: 20 minutes
Target population: 20 years or older
Comparison norm in manual: Normative data on 448 adults and 532 college students. Data for the Combined Scale is reported for a sample of adults and elderly individuals (aged 65-74).
Uses of the HSUP
Hassles Scales: useful in analyzing sources of stress and in developing effective coping strategies.
Uplifts Scales: useful in identifying positive aspects of daily living that may help counteract or mediate the damaging effects of stress.
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