HOLMES-RAHE LIFE STRESS INVENTORY
In the past 24 months, which of these have happened to you?
Read each of the events listed below, and check the box next to any event which has occurred in your life in the last two years. Each life event has a life change unit associated with the event. As you can see the degree of stress varies from relatively minor life events to major ones, such as the death of a spouse.
There are no right or wrong answers. The aim is just to identify which of these events you have experienced lately. Total should be automatically calculated by clicking on “Calculate Results” button.
You may also click “Reset” to take the inventory again at any time.
(You may want to consider extending the timeline (e.g. 5yrs, 10yrs), if you believe it might be more relevant to your current situation.)
Adapted from Holmes-Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, (1967). Vol. 11, pp. 213-218.
Note: Dr. Rahe offers his latest stress test, A Recent Life Changes Stress Test. Dr. Rahe’s most recent stress test is inexpensive and may prove even more relevant to your life today. You will also get his interpretations of various scores as part of the results. You may also want to check out Sharon’s lifeskills book, Celebrating Your Journey, Lifeskills in Synergy. Her book focuses on 12 practical daily lifeskills we all face every day and is an invaluable self-paced life plan.