Interpretation of scores:
Below 50 = Indicates excellent resistance to stress.
50-80 = Indicates some vulnerability to stress.
Over 80 = You are seriously vulnerable to stress.
You can make yourself less vulnerable by reviewing the items on which you scored 3 or higher and trying to modify them. Notice that nearly all of them describe situations and behaviors over which you have a great deal of control. Concentrate first on those that are easiest to change- for example, eating a hot, balance meal daily and having fun at least once a week- before tackling those that seem difficult.
Source: University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter, August 1985. Scale Developers: Lyle Miller and Alma Dell Smith of Boston University Medical Center.