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How Stressed Are You? Quiz

This quick quiz can help you evaluate how stressed out you are. Simply answer the questions below to the best of your ability, and click the "Calculate Report" button below to tally your answers. You can scroll down to read your report.

Stress Quiz
1. During the past month, how have you been feeling in general?
  In excellent spirits
In very good spirits
In good spirits mostly
I've been up and down a lot
In low spirits mostly
In very low spirits
2. During the past month, have nervousness or your nerves bothered you?
  Extremely so, to the point where I could not work or take care of things
Very much so
Quite a bit
Some, enough to bother me
A little
Not at all
3. During the past month, have you been in firm control of your behavior, thoughts, emotions, or feelings?
  Yes, definitely
Yes, for the most part
Generally
Not too well
No, and I am somewhat disturbed by that
No, and I am very disturbed by that
4. During the past month, have you felt so sad, discouraged, or hopeless, or have you had so many problems that you wonder if anything is worthwhile?
  Extremely so, to the point that I have just about given up
Very much
Quite a bit
Some, enough to bother me
A little
Not at all
5. During the past month, have you been feeling that you are under any strain, stress, or pressure?
  Yes, almost more than I can bear
Yes, quite a bit of pressure
Yes, some, more than usual
Yes, some, but the same amount as usual
Yes, a little
Not at all
6. During the past month, how happy, satisfied, or pleased have you been with your personal life?
  Extremely happy
Very happy
Fairly happy
Satisfied and pleased
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
7. During the past month, have you been wondering if you are losing your mind or memory or losing control over the way you act, talk, think, or feel?
  Not at all
Only a little
Some, but not enough to be concerned
Some, and I've been a little concerned
Some, and I'm quite concerned
Yes, a lot, and I'm very concerned
8. During the past month, have you been anxious, worried, or upset?
  Extremely, to the point of being sick or almost sick
Very much
Quite a bit
Some, enough to bother me
A little
Not at all
9. During the past month, when you woke up, did you feel refreshed and rested?
  Yes, every day
Yes, most every day
Fairly often
Less than half the time
Rarely
No, never
10. During the past month, have you been bothered by any illness, physical disorder, pain, or fears about your health?
  Yes, all the time
Yes, most of the time
More than half the time
Sometimes
Once in a while
No, never
11. During the past month, has your daily life been full of things that were interesting to you?
  Yes, always
Yes, most of the time
More than half the time
Sometimes
Once in a while
No, never
12. During the past month, have you been feeling downhearted and blue?
  Yes, all the time
Yes, most of the time
More than half the time
Sometimes
Once in a while
No, never
13. During the past month, have you been feeling emotionally stable and sure of yourself?
  Yes, always
Yes, most of the time
More than half the time
Sometimes
Once in a while
No, never
14. During the past month, have you been feeling tired, worn out, used up, or exhausted?
  Yes, always
Yes, most of the time
More than half the time
Sometimes
Once in a while
No, never
15. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being not concerned or worried and 10 being extremely concerned or worried), how concerned or worried have you been about your health during the past month?
 
16. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being very relaxed and 10 being the extremely tense), how relaxed or tense have you been during the past month?
 
17. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 feeling no energy or pep and 10 feeling extremely energetic or peppy), how much energy, pep, and vitality have you felt during the past month?
 
18. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being very depressed and 10 being very cheerful), how depressed or cheerful have you been during the past month?
 
 

Make sure you have answered all the questions. Then click on the button below to tally your responses. Your personal report will appear below.


Your Report

This report indicates how well you have been coping with life's stressors. Compare your scores to the recommended scores in each area.

Stress Indicator Scores

Stress Indicator Your Score Recommended Score
Freedom from health concern or worry 10 - 15
Energy level 15 - 20
Satisfying and interesting life 7 - 10
Cheerful vs. depressed mood 18 - 25
Relaxed vs. tense or anxious 18 - 25
Emotional control and stability 10 -15
Total Stress Score  

 

Your Total Stress Score

Your total stress score is the sum of your six stress indicator scores. This score indicates how well you have been coping with life in the last month. A score of 81 or higher indicates you are coping well. Scores of 70 or below signify that you are over-stressed. Very low scores (55 or lower) indicate a high stress load (distress) and a need to make changes to decrease your stress load and improve your health. People with very low scores might benefit from consulting with a friend, counselor, therapist, pastor, or doctor about managing stress.

Compare your score to the scores of 6,900 American adults (randomly selected from throughout the United States) who completed this stress evaluation. Then, read through other articles on this site to find out how you can better manage stress to improve your life and protect your health.

Sample Scores from 6,900 People

Rating Scores Percent of People
Positive well-being 81-110 55%
Low positive 71-80 19%
Stress zone 56-70 16%
Distress zone 41-55 7%
Significant distress 26-40 2%
Severe distress 0-25 <1%

Sources:

1. Stress management: Taking charge. Clemson University. U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2. BAM: Body and mind. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Written by:: Government Agency
Reviewed:: 7/17/2013

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