Generally, a high scale score (T score above 60) indicates protection and a low score (T score of 40) indicates risk, but for some of the scales the interpretation is reversed.
These scales are Stress, ARC (Alcohol, Recreational drugs, and Cigarettes) Cluster, Type A Personality Behavior, and Negative Appraisal.
According to the cognitive-transactional model of stress, stress is the dynamic relationship between an individual and the environment in which a stimulus (whatever it is) disturbs an individual’s homeostasis, causing him/her to respond to the situation with all available resources When this occurs, we evaluate the demand relative to our available resources, and the amount of stress we experience is governed by the following rule: the more resources we have, the less stress we will experience .
Many criteria are used to categorize stress, and this leads to many terms for different types of stress.
One of these criteria focuses on the causes of stress, and it generates such terms as marital stress, familial stress, work-related stress and academic stress .
In this study, we examined high school students at the “Escuela de Nivel Medio Superior Salamanca” (ENMS).
The psychometric properties of the instrument report that the estimate of the test-retest reliability was found in a range of 0.51 to 0.92 from Cronbach's alpha.
The dimensions are independent for their interpretation separately, which explain 57% of the variance We used SPSS Statistics Data Editor Version 17.0 for the statistical analyses.
We also compared students with respect to their year in high school and found that most of their T scores were in the 40 to 60 range (within normal limits), with the exception of the Health Habits Prevention subscale (T score above 60), which is an indicator of protection against stress. On the Exercise subscale, the first and third year students reported doing more exercise than the second year students (p = 0.050).
Also, for Health Habits Scale, we can say first and third year students are in better health than second year students.