Based on Cognitive theory of stress as given by Lazarus et al.
• Depends on how the stressful event is interpreted or appraised.
• Primary appraisal- positive, negative and neutral
• Secondary appraisal- They are subjective and depend on:
Controllable- sense of self confidence and self-efficacy
Type of stressor- environmental, social or psychological
Dimensions of the stressor- intensity, duration, complexity predictability
Person characteristics- physiological, psychological, cultural
Resources- physical, personal and social