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Measure Your Stress

Rate your stress level by answering these questions and find your stress score. For each item, choose from the dropdown list the answer that best describes you.

Perceived Stress Calculator
In the last month:
- 1. How often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly?
- 2. How often have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life?
- 3. How often have you felt nervous and "stressed"?
- 4. How often have you felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems?
- 5. How often have you felt that things were going your way?
- 6. How often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do?
- 7. How often have you been able to control irritations in your life?
- 8. How often have you felt that you were on top of things?
- 9. How often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control?
- 10. How often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them?

Your Perceived Stress Score =

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This test should be used only as a guidance; it is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

*Score Interpretation

Total Score

Perceived Stress Level

0-13

Low

14-26

Moderate

27-40

High

*Source: Amponsah M, Owolabi HO. Perceived Stress Levels of Fresh University Students in Ghana: A Case Study.British Journal of Educational Research 1(2): 153-169, 2011.

- Adapted from S. Cohen, T. Kamarck & R. Mermelstein (1983). Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) with permission.