The Stress Test

The Stress Test

This is the Perceived Stress Scale, which is the most used stress test in research. It was develop by Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., the Doherty Professor of Psychology and director of the Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease at Carnegie Mellon University.

 


The 10 questions explore your thoughts, feelings, and reactions during the last month. Double-check to insure you’ve answered all 10 items. When you have completed the test, press Submit Quiz and a page will appear with your score and what it means. The test is anonymous and no data is retained by this website.

In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and “stressed”?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you felt that things were going your way?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you been able to control irritations in your life?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you felt that you were on top of things?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often

In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them?
Never
Almost Never
Sometimes
Fairly Often
Very Often
 

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