The List of Threatening Experiences: a subset of 12 life event categories with considerable long-term contextual threat
journal contributionposted on 2006-12-08, 16:08 authored by Traolach S. Brugha, Paul E. Bebbington, Christopher Tennant, Jane Hurry
In a survey of a random sample of the general population recent life events, collected and rated for long-term contextual threat according to the methods of Brown & Harris (1978), were also recorded where possible on an inventory of life event categories (Tennant & Andrews, 1977). Of the 82.5% of all events collected which were covered by the inventory, 12 of the 67 event categories accounted for 77% of life events with an aetiologicaly significant rating of marked or moderate long-term threat. Where practical and economic constraints oblige research workers to choose the inventory method, a brief list of event categories, such as the List of Threatening Experiences, is recommended in preference to much longer lists.