The stressfulness of migration to a new country was evaluated using the Social Readjustment Rating Questionnaire (SRRQ) with a group of 99 recent American immigrants to Israel. The migration experience was found to be only moderately stressful for this sample. SRRQ scores for the event 'moving to a new country' (MNC) reflected this finding. Individual SRRQ ratings of the stressfulness of migration correlated with the level of reported success in adjusting to the new life situation. The SRRQ may aid in the assessment of the impact of specific life events for groups and individuals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health