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The College Readjustment Rating Scale

 

The College Readjustment Rating Scale is an adaptation of Holmes and Rahe's Life Events Scale. It has been modified for college- age adults and should be considered as a rough indication of stress levels and possible health consequences.

In the College Readjustment Rating Scale, each event, such as one's first term in college, is assigned a value that represent the amount of readjustment a person has to make as a result. In some studies, people with serious illnesses have been found to have high scores on similar scales. Persons with scores of 300 and higher have a high health risk. Persons scoring between 150 and 300 have about a 50 - 50 chance of serious health change within two years. People scoring 150 and below have a 1 in 3 chance of a serious health change.

To determine your stress score, circle the number of points corresponding to the events you have experienced in the past six months or are likely to experience in the next six months. Then add up the circled numbers.

If you are concerned with the results, please click here to download this self-test and bring it with you to your first appointment.

 

Stress and Your Health: A Self-Test

 

EVENT

POINTS

Death of Spouse

100

Unwed Pregnancy (Female)

92

Death of Parent

80

Unwed Pregnancy (Male)

77

Divorce

73

Death of a Close Family Member

70

Death of a Close Friend

68

Divorce Between Parents

63

Jail Term

61

Major Personal Injury or Illness

60

Flunk out of College

58

Marriage

55

Fired from Job

50

Loss of Financial Support for College

48

Failing Grade in Important or Required Course

47

Sexual Difficulties

45

Serious Argument with Significant Other

40

Academic Probation

39

Change in Major

37

New Love Interest

36

Increased Work Load in Studies

31

Outstanding Personal Achievement

29

First Term in College

28

Serious Conflict with Instructor

27

Lower Grades than Expected

25

Change in Colleges (transfer)

24

Change in Social Activities

22

Change in Sleeping Habits

21

Change in Eating Habits

19

Minor Violations of law (traffic tickets, etc)

15

Total:

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Self-assessments provided by Central Connecticut State University's Counseling and Wellness Center are for educational purposes only. They are not intended to treat or diagnose a situational or permanent medical condition and are not a replacement for proper medical care. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a physical or mental health problem without consulting a qualified health or mental care provider. If you find that you are concerned with some of the results, please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center to setup an appointment at (860) 832-1945.
In the case of emergency, always dial 911.

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