The measurement of self-reported stress and arousal


Department of Psychology, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.

Medical Division, Health and Safety Executive, Bootle.


This paper provides further discussion on the measurement of mood using self-report inventories. It comments on questions raised by Cruickshank (1984) about the structure and use of the stress-arousal checklist developed by Mackay and Cox (Mackay et al., 1978).