The Perceived Stress Scale(PSS) is the most widely used psychological instrument for measuring the perception of stress. It is a measure of the degree to which situations in one’s life are appraised as stressful. Items were designed to tap how unpredictable, uncontrollable, and overloaded respondents find their lives. The American Institute of Stress was founded in Yonkers, New York in and moved to Texas in It is a Texas (c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your tax deductible gift allows us to continue helping you along with Service Members, First Responders, and civilians navigate stressful situations to have a happier, more rewarding life.
Stress Management Questionnaire (SMQ)and the Stressmastery Guide. The SMQ assesses stress risk behaviors and the Guide provides detailed suggestions for becoming more stress resilient. The SMQ is a carefully researched, stress self-assessment tool that can be integrated into any stress management program.