Maybery D.J., Neale, J., Arentz, A. & Jones-Ellis J. (2007).The Negative Event Scale: measuring frequency and intensity of adult hassles. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 20(2) 163-176.
Primary use / Purpose:
The subscales had very good reliability and concurrent validity and there were generally strong correlations (i.e. up .84) between frequency and intensity scores for each subscale. Given some important sampling limitations (e.g. female overrepresentation) the findings show a psychometrically sound hassle scale for adults.