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Stress Reactions Scale: factor structure, gender and age differences


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Korak, Dunja. (2013). Stress Reactions Scale: factor structure, gender and age differences. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Lauri Korajlija, Anita].

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The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure of the Croatian version of Stress Reactions Scale (Taylor & Asmundson, 2004), and to investigate gender and age differences in subject’s results on this instrument. The study included 346 participants of general adult population. Principal component analysis with direct oblimin rotation revealed six – factor model which consists of: Sympathetic – anxiety reaction, Muscle reaction, Pain, General weakness, Digestive reaction and Breathing reaction. Item 3 (frequent need for urination) did not meet the statistical inclusion criteria and was excluded from the scale. Internal consistency reliability was satisfying for the whole Stress Reactions Scale, and for most of the individual factors, except Digestive reaction. A two – way analysis of variance performed on the overall result showed significant gender effect, with women showing higher results then men. Age effect, as well as the interaction between age and gender, is not statistically significant. Two – way ANOVA performed on individual factors revealed significant gender effects for all factors, except Muscle reaction, while age differences and interactions proved to be insignificant.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: stress, factor structure, gender differences, age differences
Subjects: Psychology > Psihometrija
Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Lauri Korajlija, Anita
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 09:18
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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