Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0120-0534
REYES SANDOVAL, ANA MARINA and ACUNA, LAURA. THE SOCIAL READJUSTMENT RATING SCALE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN MÉXICO. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.2, pp. 335-344. ISSN 0120-0534.
Vital stress could have noxious effects on health. The Social Readjustment Rating Scale is one of the instruments most frequently used to measure vital stress, which has been quantified asking judges to evaluate the magnitude of social readjustment required by a person when experiencing different events and the mean number of points assigned by the judges are known as Life Change Units. The purpose of the present study was to translate-retranslate from English to Spanish the SRRS for elementary school children and obtain the LCU's for each event. Elementary school teachers (N = 192) acted as judges. Spearman order correlations showed that Mexican teachers agreed highly in their judgments both, among themselves and with the American judges of the original study (Coddington, 1972). Mexican judges depending on their sociodemographic characteristics judged some vital events as more severe.
Keywords : social readjustment rating scale for elementary school children; life change unit; magnitude estimation; judges; elementary school teachers; children..