The application of content analysis scales to life stress research

Mary T. Westbrook*, Linda L. Viney

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Application of the Gottschalk‐Gleser scales to life stress research has led to greater use being made of anxiety subscale scores, the development of additional content analysis scales measuring cognitive anxiety and positive affect, and toe use of a cost ratio to express people's overall experience of an event. Methods for studying affective reactions over time and for eliciting verbal samples for retrospective research are discussed and some Australian normative data given. 1977 Australian Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1977
Externally publishedYes


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