Research on daily hassels - australian study found that daily hassles produced greater psychological and physical dysfunction than major negative life events
Research on daily hassles - scores on hassles scale correlated with levels of depression, anxiety and health problems
Kanner et al (1981)
Research on daily hassles - compared both scores on hassles scale and life event scale and found that correlations with health outcomes were greater for the hassles scores. Uplifts were unrelated to health score
Evaluation of research into daily hassels - found African Americans used more social networking than white Americans
Kim and McKenry (1998)
Evaluation of research into daily hassels - found that Korean adolescents reported having more daily hassels that contributed to maladjustment than they had social support from significant other.
Research into workplace stress - Marmot et al (1997)
People with low job control were 4x more likely to die from a heart attack than those with high job control.
Evaluation of Marmot et al's study - suggests that the relationship between control and stress related illness may be more complicated. If high control comes with high responsibility stress related illness can still occur
Workload research - Johansson et al (1978)
High risk group had higher levels of hormones than cleaners higher on work days than rest days.
'Finishers' showed more stress-related illnesses
Evaluation of Johansson et al's study on workload - claims that study into workplace stressors misses the point that there are differences in the way individuals react to and cope with stress
Type A behaviour and CHD - Friedman and Rosenman (1974)
Eight years later at follow up - 257 had developed CHD - 69% were previously described as type A
Evaluation of Friedman and Rosenman's study - confirmed the importance of CHD risk factors (smoking, age, high BP) but found little/no evidence of a link between type A personality and CHD
Ragland and Brand (1988)
Evaluation of Friedman and Rosenman's study - meta-analysis of 35 studies and only found a link between CHD and hostility (factor of type A behaviour)
Evaluation of Friedman and Rosenman's study - high hostility produces increasesd activity in the sympathic nervous system
Hardiness - people with high scores on scales measuring hardiness are less likely to suffer from stress-related illnesses
Kobasa et al (1985)
SIT - believes the power of positive thinking in SIT can succesfully change people's behaviour