The purpose of this study is to divise a questionnaire for the Life-Events suitable for Japanese people. What we did as the first step was to examine the Holmes' Social Readjustment Rating Scale. We asked 205 subjects to judge these 43 items from a Japanese viewpoint and decide whether they (1) are stressors or not, (2) have appropriate LCU scores or not, (3) how they are stressful and to put valid LCU scores for them.
The results are as follows. Our subjects do not regard those life events which are joyfull as stressors. We think it useful to sellect 26 items among the 43, after examined LCU scores and evaluation of how stressful they are expected to be. In the near future, as a second step, we will take the same procedure to examine those life event items which we studied in 1990. Also, we'll sellect appropriate life events to add to these 26.