English Validation of the Chronic and Acute Stress Inventory for Use with Individuals in a Romantic Relationship

Lauren Hocker, Cigdem Topeu Uzer, Yuvamathi Gandhi, Stefano Isolani, Claudia Chiarolanza, Ashley K. Randall

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Abstract

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals across the U.S. reported experiencing high levels of stress that negatively impacted their overall mental health and well-being; levels that have undoubtedly increased since this time. Despite the interest in understanding how stress can impact individual and relational wellbeing, there are no validated measures that examine chronic and acute stressors experienced by individuals in a romantic relationship. Using self-report data from 327 individuals in the U.S., the present study evaluated and validated the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Chronic and Acute Stress Index (CASI) for use with individuals in a romantic relationship. Results indicated that the English version of the CASI demonstrated good reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity. Implications for relationship researchers and mental health practitioners working with individuals are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Couple and Relationship Therapy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acute stress
  • assessment of couple relationships; couple research
  • Chronic stress
  • romantic relationships
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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