Qual Life Res (2018) 27:411–421 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1721-3 Validation of a Chinese version of the stress overload scale-short and its use as a screening tool for mental health status 1 1 Wenjie Duan · Wenlong Mu Accepted: 12 October 2017 / Published online: 19 October 2017 © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract Conclusion The SOS-SC exhibits acceptable psychometric Purpose Although stress emerges when environmental properties in the Chinese context. That said, the two aspects demands exceed personal resources, existing measurement of stress can be differentiated by the Chinese context, there- methods for stress focus only on one aspect. The newly- fore, the SOS-SC can be used to measure stress and screen developed Short Stress Overload Scale (SOS-S) assesses the mental health status among the Chinese population, and extent of stress by assessing both event load (i.e., environ- monitor and evaluate health-promoting interventions. mental demands) and personal vulnerability (i.e., personal resources). The present study was designed to evaluate the Keywords Stress · Psychometrics · Screening · Mental psychometric properties of the Chinese version of Stress health · Moderation Overload Scale-Short (SOS-SC), and further examine its roles in screening mental health status. Methods A total of 1364 participants were recruited from Introduction communities and colleges for scale validation. Results Reliabilities were good throughout the
Quality of Life Research – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 19, 2017
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