Test Norms and Interpretation
 Gender Comparisons


Individual TSI respondents' subscale and scale compared to the norms established for the male sample (n = 726) or the female sample (n = 2,561), as appropriate.

1. Identify to which comparison group the respondent's scores will be compared: male or female.

2. Identify the appropriate table for each of the reference groups: Table 5 for the male sample, Table 6 for the female sample. Proceed to the appropriate table.

3. Note that on each table, the stress source subscales are listed across the top, the stress manifestations across the middle, and the total stress scores across the bottom. Identify the subscale/scale against which the comparison(s) will be made. Under the subscale/scale title is a range of potential scores; find the score within the range that is immediately smaller than the actual TS1 score; look to the leftmost column. This column indicates the decile range in which the respondent's score fell. The lower the decile range, the smaller the TS1 score; the larger the TSI score, the higher the decile range.