Urban Life Stressors Scale (ULSS)
About the Tool
The Urban Life Stressors Scale is a 21-item instrument to measure community-level stressors as potential sources of psychological and emotional stress experienced by persons living in medium to large cities in 3 domains (economic stability, social & community context, and neighborhood & physical environment).
Read about the first empirical use of the tool:
Race, urban community stressors, and behavioral and emotional problems of children with special health care needs
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