Psychology, Interamerican
Relación entre experimentar eventos vitales estresantes y su severidad
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eventos vitales
estrés psicológico
cuantificación del estrés
escala de reajuste social

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García-Camargo, F. J., & Acuña, L. (2017). Relación entre experimentar eventos vitales estresantes y su severidad. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 50(3).


Experimentar eventos vitales predice un deterioro en la salud, pero se desconocía si experimentarlos afecta la magnitud de los puntajes para cuantificar el estrés.  El estudio averiguó la relación entre haber experimentado eventos vitales y su severidad.  Adultos (N = 670) juzgaron la severidad de eventos que habían y que no habían experimentado.  Los participantes juzgaron como más severos los eventos experimentados que los no experimentados.  Esto sugirió que los puntajes empleados actualmente para cuantificar el estrés subestiman el impacto nocivo de los eventos.  Las mujeres juzgaron todos los eventos como más severos que los hombres.  Los jóvenes juzgaron como más severos los eventos no experimentados mientras que las personas de clase baja juzgaron como más severos que sus contrapartes los eventos que habían experimentado.  Se concluyó que la asignación de puntajes de una cierta magnitud está relacionada con experimentar los sucesos y no con las características socio-demográficas de los jueces. 
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