I agree.  What a great site.  I am suggesting that the counseling faculty
put it on their classroom website for students to explore.  Stress is often
overlooked in our students and it shouldn't be.  How can we expect them to
complete numerous assignments, raise their families, manage their health,
and retain a 3.0 QPA without batting an eye?  Yikes!!

-Michelle Andersen Francis

-----Original Message-----
From: Laura Symons [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 7:24 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Online Stress Test

Thanks a lot, Gary!  Great site!  Though I rated high on the time-urgency
scale, I felt I
had to take the time to thank you for sharing the  site with us.  And for
the people
irritated at the lack of significant content in my response (as I have been
sometimes with
posted thank-you notes), I suggest you take the test, too! :-)


"Gary K. Probst" wrote:

> Gary Probst wrote:
> The following stress test has eight interesting subscales.  The
> suggestions for overcoming specific stress problems are excellent.  What
> I found interesting is the time-urgency subscale.   This subscale
> describes students who engage in self-defeating behavior by rushing
> through an assignment and not completing it.  Therefore, wasting the
> time they spend attempting to do it.  The author of this stress test
> calls this "hurry sickness" and gives excellent suggestions on how to
> solve this problem.
> I have always had students in my developmental math class who have this
> problem.  They keep taking tests and failing them because they are too
> rushed to take time to study.  The suggestions this  test gives would be
> good place to start when working with this type of student on ways to
> overcome his or her problem.
>     T he SMQ® (Stress Management Questionnaire) is not a psychological
> test. It's a
>    tool developed by Stressmaster® to help you  gain a general view of
> how well you are
>    handling the stress in your life.  The SMQ® assesses eight key stress
> warning
>    signs:
>         anger
>         perfectionism
>         time-urgency
>         disappointment
>         negative mood
>         underachievement
>         tension
>         physical problems
>    There is also a companion test that a spouse,   friend, or colleague
> can take to give you a
>    "second opinion" about how well you are doing.    Or, you can have
> friends take the test for
>    themselves then compare your scores to theirs.
>    Last reviewed: December, 2000.
>    more on: stressmaster®
>    see also: stress less
>    see also: five stress-free food tips
>    vent on: the boards