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›› 2010, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (02): 253-261.

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A Summary of Daily Hassles Research

LU Xiao-Ning; HUANG Xi-Ting   

  1. School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2009-05-14 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2010-02-15 Published:2010-02-15
  • Contact: HUANG Xi-Ting

Abstract: Daily hassles are common daily stressor and also an important aspect in stress research. The methods of scale, interview and diary analysis are used to measure daily hassles. Daily hassles are mainly influenced by personality, gender, age and the features of an event. Most researches agree that daily hassles influence health through the negative emotions which they bring about. There are generality model and integrated specificity model to explain the mechanisms of daily hassles on health. The generality model proposes that stressors have a uniform effect on health. While the integrated specificity model suggests that specific stressors can shape the specific nature of an integrated psychobiological response. Besides exploring the mechanisms, structures and measures of daily hassles, future research should especially investigate how to prevent and mediate daily hassles.

Key words: daily hassles, stress, health, generality model, integrated specificity model