Table 4

Frequency of reported stressful life events
N %
1.Death of parent 24 1.6
2.Death of your best or very close friend 166 11.1
3.Major car accident (car wrecked, people injured) 55 3.7
4.Major personal injury or illness 111 7.4
5.Getting kicked out of college 4 0.3
6.Major and/or chronic financial problems 288 19.2
7.Break-up of parent’s marriage/divorce 47 3.1
8.Seriously thinking about dropping college 230 15.3
9.Failing in one course 73 4.9
10.Losing a part-time job 81 5.4
11.Parent losing his/her job 181 12.1
12.Pregnancy (either yourself or being the father) 28 1.9
13.Failing in a number of course 440 29.3
14.Sex difficulties with boy/girlfriend 94 6.3
15.Jail term (self) 58 3.9
16.Losing contact/ breaking up with a close friend 499 33.3
17.Breaing up with boy/girlfriend 355 23.7
18.Major argument with boy/girlfriend 262 17.5
19.Major change of health status in a close family member 440 29.3
20.Minor financial problems 559 37.3
21.Getting an unjustified low mark in a test 370 24.7
22.Major argument with parents 220 14.7
23.Moving away from home 74 4.9
24.Moving out of town with parents 14 0.9
25.Change of job 40 2.7
26.Seeking psychological or psychiatric consultation 46 3.1
27.Switch in a program within the same college or university 261 17.4
28.Establishing a new steady relationship with a partner 238 15.9
29.Minor car accident 307 20.5
30.Getting your own car 341 22.7
31.Finding a part-time job 261 17.4
32.Beginning an undergraduate program in the university 117 7.8
33.Minor violation of the law (e.g. speeding ticket) 308 20.5
34.Family getting together 639 42.6
35.Vacation with parents 498 33.2
36.Vacation alone/with friends 870 58.0

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Sokratous et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1121   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1121

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