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Table 3 Item Descriptive Statistics and corrected item-total for the PSS-10

From: The German version of the Perceived Stress Scale – psychometric characteristics in a representative German community sample

Item In the last month. how often… M SD rIT
1 …have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? 1.19 .93 .45
2 …have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? .89 .94 .64
3 …have you felt nervous and “stressed”? 1.41 .99 .46
4 …have you felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems? 1.38 1.10 .46
5 …have you felt that things were going your way? 1.52 1.01 .58
6 …have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? 1.01 .92 .62
7 …have you been able to control irritations in your life? 1.40 1.06 .47
8 …you felt that you were on top of things? 1.15 0.96 .60
9 …you been angered because of things that were outside your control? 1.59 1.01 .43
10 …have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them? 1.00 .98 .69
TS   12.57 6.42 -
  1. rIT corrected item correlation, TS Total Score