Stress Management Skills Scale

1. I handle stress very well.
2. Stressful situations are very difficult for me to deal with..
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
3. I know how to relax when I feel too much pressure.
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
4. I know what to do to handle a stressful situation.
 
Strongly agree‚ Agree‚ Disagree‚ Strongly disagree
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Decision Making Skills
1.    How often do you stop to think about your options before you make a decision?
2.    How often do you stop to think about how your decisions may affect others’ feelings?
3.    How often do you stop and think about all of the things that may happen as a result of your decisions?
4.    I make good decisions.
 
Never/ Sometimes‚ but not often/ Often/ All the time
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Social Skills
1.    I know how to make friends with people of the opposite sex.
2.    If I want my friends to go along with me‚ I know what to say to them.
3.    It is easy for me to make new friends.
4.    It is easy for me to ask my friends for favors and help when I need to.
5.    How hard or easy is it for you to get along with other people?
 
Strongly agree‚ Agree‚ Disagree‚ Strongly disagree
*** **** *** ***
Goal Setting Skills
1. How often do you work on goals that you have set for yourself.
2 Once I set a goal‚ I don’t give up until I achieve it.
3 Whenever I do something‚ I always give it my best.
4 I think about what I would like to be when I become an adult.
5 How hard or easy is it for you to get along with other people?
6 When I set a goal‚ I think about what I need to do to achieve that goal.
 
Items 1-4 and 6:
Never/ Sometimes‚ but not often/ Often/ All the time
Item 5:
I usually don’t set goals/ I sometimes set goals/ I usually set goals/ I always set goals
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This instrument can be found on pages 82-93 of Core Measures Initiative Phase I Recommendations‚ Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Available online at:http://vvv.dmhas.state.ct.us/sig/pdf/uconn/core_measures.pdf
 
Dr. Bill Hansen
Tanglewood Research Inc.
701 Albert Pick Road
Greensboro‚ NC 27409
336-662-0090

Hansen‚ W.B.‚ & McNeal‚ R.B. How D.A.R.E. works: An examination of program effects on  mediating variables. Health Education & Behavior. 1997; 24(2): 165-176.