Construction of a stress reaction scale based on item response model and examination of the developmental process of psychological stress reactions by using test characteristic curves

Ayako Suzuki, Hideki Toyoda, Shotaro Kosugi

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In this study, a stress reaction scale was constructed based on an Item Response Model, and the developmental process of psychological stress reactions was investigated by using test characteristic curves. Subjects consisted of 286 private college students and 234 national college students. The Job Stress Scale (JSS) was revised for college students, and used to assess psychological stress reaction. Graded response model of Item Response Theory (IRT) was used to estimate parameters. After estimating item and subject parameters, we assessed the precision of measurement and the fit of the model, and found both precision and fit to be satisfactory. Then we examined the test characteristic curves of each subscale to investigate the developmental process of psychological stress reactions of college students in comparison with company employees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalShinrigaku Kenkyu
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec



  • Developmental process of stress reactions
  • Graded response model
  • Item response model
  • Psychological stress reactions
  • Test characteristic curve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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