Stress is a part of life. However not every situation is stressful. But the perception of stress varies from person to person. Perceived Stress Questionnaire helps psychologists know how people appraise situations and which of them do they categorise as stressful.

Perceived Stress Questionnaire Sample:

Name:                       _______________________

Address:            _______________________

Phone Number:   _______________________

Email id:            _______________________

Q1. How often have you experienced unanticipated circumstances?

a)   Rarely

b)   Sometimes

c)   Frequently

d)   Never

Q2. Do you find yourself in a position to control unforeseen difficulties?

a)   Always

b)   Never

c)   Sometimes

d)   Rarely

Q3. Are you frequently upset about things going out of your hand?

a)   Yes

b)   No

Q4. Do you feel circumstances will get better in due course of time?

a)   Yes

b)   No

Q5. Do you think luck has a major role to play in life?

a)   Yes, mostly

b)   Never

c)   Sometimes

Q6. Are you afraid of uncertainties?

a)   Yes

b)   No

Q7. What do you do to deal with stressful situations?


Q8. How to do approach problems?

a)   With optimism

b)   With pessimism

c)   With hope

d)   I leave everything on fate.

Q9. Have you been good at managing personal issues?

a)   Mostly yes

b)   Mostly no

Q10. How do you feel when things get out of your control?

a)   Irritated

b)   Angry

c)   Hyper tensed

d)   None

Q11. Which of the following aspects of life do you think get more on your nerves?

a)   Work life

b)   Personal life

c)   Society and friends

d)   Other _______________________

Q12. What approach do you follow to handle multiple tasks?

a)   Share them with family and friends

b)   Share them with colleagues

c)   Handle yourself

d)   Keep them pending

e)   Other ________________________

Q13. Do you take every change with caution?

a)   Yes

b)   No