AdultsFamily ServicesMental DisordersSupport ServicesToolsYouthPerceived Stress Scale

Author(s):  Terzian, M., Moore, K. & Nguyen, H. at Child Trends

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a 0-4 scale with the following ratings and answer options: (0)Never; (1)Almost Never; (2) Sometimes; (3) Fairly Often; (4)Very Often. Higher scores indicate higher levels of stress

Number of questions: 10

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • This is a risk assessment tool that measures the level of perceived stress
  • Suitable for adults and young people
  • Can be used in any program that wants to measure the stress levels of the participants

The Perceived Stress Scale has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of adults and young people to assist in the measurement of the stress levels.

This tool was created by Child Trends, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.