Measures Under Development
The Stress in Context (SIC) questionnaire is being developed to address limitations of existing measures of global perceived stress. The SIC assesses stress perceptions in specific contexts, such as at home, neighborhood, in social relationships, at work, and during childhood. Weighting stress perceptions to each of these contexts may help remind people of the many potential sources of perceived stress from their environment, and thus bea more accurate summative measure of perceived stress. Currently, the SIC is being validated by the Stress Measurement Network, led by Wendy Berry Mendes. So far, it is equivalent to the PSS in self-report measures of psychological distress, well-being, and self-reported health, but shows a unique relationship to resting sympathetic state.