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Over the past 30 years, the SMQ has helped more than 600,000 individuals to effectively manage their stress. As a result, the SMQ has become an integral part of many corporate stress management programs and wellness/health centers around the world. Now, the SMQ is available to the public for personal self-development and stress relief...right at home.
Dr. James Petersen, noted psychologist and stress researcher, designed the SMQ to help "stressed-out" individuals and those under chronic stress to gain a better understanding of their stressors, personal stress warning signs and how stress maybe effecting one's health and life satisfaction. The SMQ is founded on decades of scientific research (NIOSH, 1980). It is used by individuals for self-development and has been adopted by trainers for use in corporate stress management programs and seminars.
How it works. After answering 87 scientifically developed questions, a personal Stress Risk Profile is produced; i.e., from Low to High Risk on the 11 SMQ stress scales. To obtain one's risk levels on the scales, each person's score is compared to the norm group that was used to establish the SMQ. Some of the SMQ scales are: Anger, Burnout, Tension, Perfectionism, Time Urgency and 6 more.
The Stressmastery Guide is an important part of the SMQ. It describes and defines the purpose of each SMQ scale, what a "Risk" score means and, then, offers a "roadmap" or plan for personal change. The Guide is a comprehensive source of techniques and strategies that have been proven successful in preventing, reducing and managing stress...wherever or wherever it may occur.
The SMQ is appropriate for anyone experiencing stress and can be completed by oneself or included as part of any stress management program. An Online SMQ version is available from Stressmaster.com