DETECTION OF SUBCLINICAL STRESS SYMPTOMS WITH THE NEW SSQ-25 QUESTIONNAIRE

Georgia Konstantopoulou, Theodoros Iliou, Katerina Karaivazoglou, Gregoris Iconomou, Konstantinos Assimakopoulos, Panagiotis Alexopoulos

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The SSQ-25 stress symptom questionnaire was created to detect even mild, subclinical stress symptoms. In the present study, a total of 412 individuals were assigned (108 employees, 233 undergraduate students, 71 postgraduate students). The Beck Stress Questionnaire (BAI) and the Spielberger Stress Questionnaire (STAI) section on stress as a personality trait were used to highlight anxiety symptoms as stress often triggers stressful events. The SSQ-25 showed high internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = 0.944) and reliability (Intraclass Correlation Coefficient test 0.937). The factor analysis showed high validity and correlation, 0.740 with Beck Questionnaire and low validity and correlation with Spielberger Questionnaire. The Greek translation has shown good psychometric properties and is a practical and easy-to-use tool for detecting even mild symptoms of stress in the general population.

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SSQ-25, BAI, STAI, sub-clinical symptoms of stress, questionnaire validation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejphs.v3i1.75

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